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Stack #182497

the spin of a body on its axis. rotation
the path that a body follows as it travels around another body in space orbit
he motion of a body that travels around another body in space; one complete trip around thesun. revolution
the average distance between Earth and the sun; approximately 150 million kilometers astronomical unit
the distance that light travels in one minute of time; approximately 18 million kilometers. light-minute
one of the highly dense planets nearest to the sun; Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. terrestrial planets
the counter-clockwise spin of a planet or moon as seen from above the planet's North Pole;rotation in the same direction as the sun's rotation. prograde rotation
the clockwise spin of a planet or moon as seen from above the planet's North Pole. retrograde rotation
a planet that has a deep, massive atmosphere, such as Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, or Neptune. gas giants
natural or artificial bodies that revolve around a planet. satellites
the change in the sunlit area of one celestial body as seen from another celestial body. phases
an event in which the shadow of one celestial body falls on another eclipse
a small body of ice, rock, and cosmic dust that follows an elliptical orbit around the sun and thatgives off gas and dust in th form of a tail as it passes close to the sun. comet
a small, rocky object that orbits the sun, usually in a band between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter asteroid
a relatively small, rocky body that travels through space meteoroid
a meteoroid that reaches the Earth's surface without burning up completely. meteorite
a bright streak of light that results when a meteoroid burns up in the Earth's atmosphere meteor
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