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Night Sky

Utah 6th grade science standard 4

Irregular pieces of rock moving through space in an area between the planets Mars and Jupiter. Asteroids
Any natural object found in space. Celestial object
Objects are made of ice, dust, and gases that orbit the sun and form a tail as it passes close to the sun Comets
­ Many millions of stars grouped together in space. Galaxy
Celestial objects that revolve around the sun and do not produce their own light. Planets
A natural or human-built object which revolves around another object in space; such as the moon. Satellites
A large celestial object made up of gases that gives off light and heat. Star
The measurement of the amount of space between objects. Distance
A push or a pull. Force
­ The power that attracts one object to another. Gravity
­ The pull that gravity has on an object. Gravitational force
The amount of matter in an object Mass
A unit used to help understand size relationship. Scale
The system made of 9 unique planets and other objects that all orbit the sun; the sun is also part of the solar system. Solar System
Agroup of stars forming a fixed pattern in the sky. Constellation
­ A group of billions of stars that is home to our solar system. Milky Way galaxy
­ How fast light travels which is 186,000 miles per second or 300,000 kilometers per second. Speed of Light
An instrument that makes distant objects appear larger by making them look closer. Telescope
EVERYTHING that is in space. Universe
The star that is the center of our solar system. Sun
The distance light travels in one year; it is used to measure distances in space. Light years
Created by: Smedberg