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Chapter 1-Unit E

CHapter 1-Unit E

Energy that travels across distances as certain types of waves. Electromagnetic Radiation
A group of millions or billions of stars held together by their own gravity. Galaxy
A device that gathers electromagnetic radiation. Telescope
A group of stars that form a pattern in the sky. Constellations
The path that an object in space takes as it moves around another object due to gravity. Orbit
A spacecraft that drops into a planet's atmosphere and records data. Probe
An object that orbits a more massive object. Satellite
Space and all of the matter and energy in it. Universe
The distance between the peak of one wave and the peak of the next wave. Wavelength
The Sun, the planets, and smaller bodies make this up. Solar System
An artificial satellite in which people can live and work for long periods of time. Space Station
A range of colors. Spectrum
When an object strikes the surface of a larger object in space, it explodes and leaves behind a round pit called an? Impact Crater
A space craft the lands on the surface of a planet to take samples. Lander
How are stars in a constellation related? They form a pattern in the sky.
The movement of which is easiest to observe without a telescope is? The moon
When they are in orbit around Earth, astronauts must get use to? weightlessness
Which type of mission can provide information about more than one planet? Flyby
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