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chptr8 lesson4


star a large, hot ball of gases, held together by gravity, that gives off its own light
constellation a group of stars that appear to form a pattern
parallax the apparent shift in an object's postition when viewed from 2locations
light-year the distance light travels in one year
nebula a huge cloud of gas and dust in space
supernova an exploded star
black hole an object whose gravity is so strong that even light cannot escape it
____ is a winter constellation in the northern hemisphere and can be seen at night during winter months orion
in may _____ disappears from the night sky in the northern hemisphere orion
the ______ _______ can help you with directions North star
the closer a _____ is to earth the greater the _______ star; parallax
stars have ______ that can be studied and compared properties
______ develop in different ways depending on their masses. Stars
The ____ is an average-sized star with properties common to most stars. Sun
Which object has such a strong gravity that even light cannot escape it? a black whole
Created by: moncheechee19