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electromagnetic spectrum all types of electromagnetic radiation arranged according to wavelength and frequency
interferometry process that links separate telescopes so they act as one telescope, producing more detailed images as the distance between them increases.
reflecting telescope telescope that uses mirrors to focus visible lights
albedo percentage of sunlight that is reflected by the surface of a planet or a satellite, such as the Moon.
ejecta material that falls back to the lunar surface after being blasted out by the impact of a space object.
highland light-colored, mountainous, heavily cratered area of the Moon, composed mostly of lunar breccias.
impact crater crater formed when space material impacted on Moon's surface.
mare
ray long trail of ejecta that radiates outward from a Moon crater
regolith layer of loose, ground-up rock on the lunar surface.
rille valley like structure that meanders across some regions of the Moon's maria.
apogee farthest point in the Moon's elliptical orbit to Earth
ecliptic plane plane of Earth's orbit around the Sun.
equinox time of year during which Earth's axis does not point directly toward the Sun; both hemispheres receive exactly 12 hours of sunlight and the Sun is directly overhead at the equator.
lunar eclipse when Earth passes between the Sun and the Moon, and Earth's shadow falls on the Moon; occurs only during a full moon
perigee closest point in the Moon's elliptical orbit to Earth
solar eclipse when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun and the Moon casts a shadow on Earth, blocking Earth's view of the Sun; can be partial or total solstice the Sun is overhead at its farthest distance either north or south of the equator
synchronous rotation the state at which the Moon's orbital and rotational periods are equal
Created by: kgraves167