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5th grade Sci Chp 3

Science Vocabulary Chp 3

An object in space that produces its own heat and light star
what all stars from out of Nebula
a small, dense star that shines with white light white dwarf
patterns formed by stars constellations
a star and all the objects that orbit it Solar system
a large object that orbits a star but does not five off its own light. planet
one complete trip around the Sun orbit
are called Ganymede, Io, Callisto, and Europa. Jupiter's Galilean moons
most are located between Mars and Jupiter Asteroids
is made of a mixture of frozen gases, ice, dust, and rock Comet
the actual brightness of a star Absolute magnitude
a tool used to identify stars and constellations Star chart
the stage of a star's cycle when it is small and dense is what? the white dwarf
How long does it take the Earth to make one REVOLUTION around the sun? 365 days
How long does it take the Earth to ROTATE on its axis? 24 hours
What are the surfaces of the inner planets mostly made of? rocks
What planet is known as a dwarf planet? Pluto
What is a natural satellite that orbits a planet? moon
How many planets orbit the Sun? 8
What is an exploding star called? Supernova
The great red spot of __________ is a huge storm. Jupiter
What is the planet closest to the sun? Mercury
What are Saturn's rings composed of? ice and rock
What covers much of the surface of Mars? Red dust
What makes the surface of Venus very hot? Carbon dioxide atmosphere
What are the 3 recognized dwarf planets of our Solar System? Pluto, Eris, and Ceres
What star produces energy by changing hydrogen into helium? The Sun
All stars form out of a nebula and a supernova will form a new _______________. nebula
Created by: lmonger