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Solar System

solar system unit

star a large, hot ball of glowing gasses
tilt when an object or planet is leaning or slanting on it's side
orbit the curved path in a planet, moon, or star
moon the natural satellite to Earth
telescope an optical instrument uses to make far objects look closer
universe all planets, stars, and galaxies
planet a celestial body moving in an elliptical orbit around a star
revolve move in a circle on a central axis
rotate to move or cause to move in a circle around a center or axis
solar energy radiant energy emitted by the Sun
constellation a group of stars forming a reconizable pattern
atmisphere the envelope of gasses surrounding the Earth or another planet
comet an objet in space made of ice and dust, and near the Sun it forms a tail of gas and dust
lunar eclipse an eclipse in which the moon appears darkened as it passes through the Earth's shadow
solar eclipse an eclpise in which the Sun is obscurbed by the moon
elliptical using or involving ellipsis
galaxy a system of millions or billions of stars, planets, dust, and other objects
solstice either 2 times a year, the summer solstice and the winter solstice, when the sun reaches it's highest or lowest piont in the sky at noon
asteroid a small rocky body orbiting the Sun
satellite an artificial body placed in orbit around planets and moons to colect information
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