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Orbit

The path of an object in space as it moves around another object due to gravity

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Solar system

The sun and its family of orbiting planets and moons and other objects

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Galaxy

a group of solar systems, dust, and gas held together by gravity; our solar system is part of the Milky Way galaxy

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Universe


everything that exists in, on and around the Earth

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Satellite

An object that orbits a more massive object

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Impact crater

A round pit left behind on the surface of a planet or other body in space after a smaller object impacts with the surface

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Axis of rotation

An imaginary line about which a turning body such as the earth rotates

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Revolution

The motion of one body around another, such as the earth in its orbit around the sun

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Season

One part of a pattern of temperature changes and other weather trends over the course of a year

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Equinox

Ina n orbit a position in time in which sunshine shines equally on the Northern and Summer Hemispheres,a time of the year where the daylight and darkness are nearly equal for most parts of the earth

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Solstice

In an orbit, a position and time during which one hemisphere receives it maximum,area of sunlight and the other hemispheres review minimum amount the time of the year when the days are either longest or shortest

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Mare

A large dark plain of solidified lava on the moon

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Eclipse

An event during which on object in space casts a shadow onto another

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Umbra

The dark central region of a shadow, such as the cone of complete cast by an object

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Penumbra

A region of a lighter shadow that may surround a dark central region..the spreading cone of lighter shadow cast by an object

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Astromical Unit

Average distance from the sun which is approximately 93,000,000 miles or 150 million kilometers

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Ellipse

An oval or flattened circle

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Terrestrial planet

A planet that has a rocky surface

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Planet

a celestial body moving in an elliptical orbit around a star.

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Gas Giant

A large plane that consists mostly of gases in a dense form

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Asteroids

A small solid rocky body that orbits the Sun

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Cosmet

A body that produce a coma of gas and dust,a small icy body that orbits the sun

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Meteor

A brief streak of light produced by a particle entering Earths atmosphere at high speed

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Meteorite

A small object from outer space that passes through Earths atmosphere and reaches the surface

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Geocentric

Earth centered theory of the solar system

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Heliocentric

A sun centered theory of the solar system

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Gravity

The force that objects exert on one another because of their mass

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Tide

The rise and fall of the ocean levels caused by the gravitational pull of the moon

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Waxing

The gradual increase of the illuminated surface of the moon

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Waning

The graual decrease in the illuminated surface of the moon

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Gibbous moon

More than half but less than fully illuminated

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Crescent moon

The illuminated surface is less than a quarter illuminated

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Full moon

The entire surface of the moon is illuminated

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New moon

The entire surface of the moon is not illuminated

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Quarter moon

Half of the surface is illuminated

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Death

When you die