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objects in space


Planets between the asteroid belt and the sun inner planets/rocky planets
large sphere made mostly of gases star
small mass of ice and dust that orbits the sun comet
instrument used to observe objects in space telescope
imaginary line that earth rotates around axis
larges spheres of gases found beyond the asteroid belt outer planets/gas giants
group of stars that forms a pattern constellation
large object that moves around a star planet
central star and all the objects that move around it solar system
space vehicle that carries cameras, instruments, and other tools space probe
path an object takes when revolving around another object orbit
small, rocky objects that move between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter asteroid belt
rings around the planets are formd by rock, ice crystals, & dust
planets that are close to the sun orbit ________ than planets farther away from the sun faster
What did the space probe find on Mars that could prove that water once existed on Mars? sedimentary rock
What does Earth have that no other planet has? liquid water
what is the source of almost all the energy in our solar system? sun
Why do most constellations appear in different places in the sky during the year? Earth revolves around the sun
Name the 5 types of stars in order from smallest to largest? neutron stars, white dwarfs, dwarfs, giants, supergiants
What type of star is our sun? dwarf
What form of measurement is used to measure space? AU astronomical units
From what country was the first person in space? Russia
what two planets are considered twins because of their size Earth & Venus
What two planets do not have moons Mercury & Venus
What kind of mission was sent to Mars? space probe
What is the equation needed to find the circumference of something? C = PI x diameter
Created by: amycarden