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Solar System Vocab.
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|Consists of the Sun, planets, their moons, meteors, asteroids, and comets.
|Milky Way Galaxy
|The galaxy in which our solar system is located.
|The force that pulls two objects together; it pulls us toward Earth and it keeps the planets in motion around the sun.
|The study of the moon, stars and other objects in space.
|An imaginary line that passes through Earth's center and the north and the south poles, about which the Earth rotates.
|The spinning motion of a planet about its axis.
|The movement of an object around another object.
|The path of an object as it revolves around another object in space.
|The daily rise and fall of Earth's waters on shores.
|The attractive force between two objects; its magnitude depends on their masses and the distance between them.
|Any object that revolves around another object.
|One of the shapes of the moon as seen form Earth.
|A round pit of the moon's surface.
|Dark,flat regions on the moons surface.
|The central part of the sun, where nuclear fusion occurs.
|A ball of ice and dust whose orbit is usually a long, narrow eclipse; it has a "glowing tail" up to 100 million miles long.
|Objects revolving around the sun that are too small and too numerous to be considered planets.
|The region of the solar system between the orbits of mars and jupiter, where many asteroids are found.
|A chunk of rock or dust in space.
|A meteoroid that has hit Earth's surface.
|A man made laboratory orbiting Earth.