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Solar System vocab
Words that have to do with the slar system and the universe.
|An asteroid||is a piece of rock and metal that orbits the sun.|
|A satellite||is a body in space that orbits a larger body. It can be natural or artificial.|
|A meteor||is a piece of rock, smaller than an asteroid, that enters Earth's atmosphere and burns up. It DOES NOT orbit.|
|A comet||is a ball of ice, rock, and frozen gasses that orbits the sun.|
|A galaxy||is a huge system of stars bound together by gravity.|