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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.
Created by: lniccolini