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What is the moon phase? One of the shapes the moon seems to have as it orbits Earth.
What is a space probe? An object in space that sends information
What is a satellite? An object that orbits another object.
What does orbit mean? The path that one body takes in space as it revolves around another body.
What is an axis? An imaginary line that passes through a planets center and it's north/south poles.
What does rotate mean? To spin on an axis
What does revolve mean? To travel in a closed path around another object.
What is an eclipse? An event that occurs when one object in space passes through the shadow of another object in space.
What is a solstice? The time of year when daylight is greatest and least.
What does magnitude mean? The brightness of a star.
What is the solar system? A star and all the planets and other objects that revolve around it.
What is the galaxy? Billions of stars, gases, and dust.
What is a local group? A group of galaxies.
What is the universe? Everything that exists.
What is the equinox? A time of year when daylight and darkness are equal.
What is a constellation? A pattern of stars.
What are some of the similarities of Earth and the moon? They are made of the same materials. Rocky, craters, dense, ice, both have some galaxies
Galileo was the first person to use a________to observe the sky. telescope
It takes the moon_______days to make one rotation and revolution. 29 1/2
We live in the _________ ______Galaxy. Milky Way
Sputnik was the first artificial___________. satellite
The basis for timekeeping on Earth are______ ______. time zones
The Apollo missions were all missions involving the________. moon
The phases the moon goes through in its cycle of revolution are: 1. New moon 2. Waxing Crescent 3. First Quarter 4. Waxing Gibbous 5. Full moon 6. Waning Gibbous 7. Third Quarter 8. Waning Crescent
Which planets are the inner planets? Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars
Which planets are the outer planets? Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
What are the four types of galaxies? 1. Spiral 2. Barrel Spiral 3. Elliptical 4. Irregular
What causes Earth's seasons to occur? It's axis and revolution
Be able to draw a lunar eclipse and a solar eclipse.