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Astronomy Ch.1 vocab

Astronomy chapter one vocab

Telescope A device built to study distant objects by making them appear closer.
Crater Round pits on the moon's surface.
Gravity The attractive force between two objects; its magnitude depends on their masses and the distance between them.
Tide The rise and fall of the level of water in the ocean.
Revolution The movement of an object around another object
Orbit The path of an object as it revolves around another object in space.
Solar Eclipse The blocking of sunlight to Earth that occurs when the moon is between the sun and Earth.
Astronomy The study of moon, stars, and other objects in space
Satellite Any object that revolves around another object in space.
Lunar Eclipse The blocking of sunlight to the moon that occurs when Earth is directly between the sun and moon.
Maria Dark, flat regions on the moon's surface.
Phase One of the different shapes of the moon as seen from Earth.
Eclipse The partial or total blocking of one object by another.
Created by: Garysmith