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ISP Solar Vocab 6

Vocabulary Workshop

Axis an imaginary line that passes through Earth's center and the North and South poles, about which the Earth rotates. Orbit the path of an object as it revolves around another object in space. Comet a loose collection of ice, dust, and small rocky particles, typically with a long narrow orbit
Diameter 1.A straight line passing from side to side through the center of a body or figure, Greenhouse Effect the trapping of heat by a planet's atmosphere. Kuiper Belt a doughnut shaped region that stretches from around Pluto's orbit to abut 100 times Earth's distance fromt the Sun.
Milky Way the spiral galaxy in which our solar system is located Terrestrial Planet the four inner planets, they have rocky surfaces. Oort Cloud a spherical region of comets that surrounds the solar system.
Moon Phase one of the apparent shapes of the moon as seen from Earth. Gas Giant name given to the first four outer planets; Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus,Neptune Asteroid Belt the region of the solar system between the orbits aof Mars and Jupiter, where many asteroids are found
Planet celestial body orbiting a star Asteroid Rocky objects revolving around the sun that a too small and numerous to be considered planets. Meteoroid a chuck of rock or dust in space
Rotation the spinning motion of a planet on its axis Ring a thin disk of small ice and rock particles surrounding a planet Meteorite a meteoroid that passes through the atmosphere and hits Earth's surface
Revelution the amount of time it takes for the Earth to go around the Sun, 365 days. Meteor a streak of light in the sky produced by the buring of a meteoroid in Earth's atmosphere
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