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Space & Me

Revision about our space topic

TermDefinition
Mercury Planet closest to the Sun
Venus One of two planets with no moon, this one is also the hottest planet
Earth Only planet in our solar system that can support life
Mars This inner planet has two moons
Jupiter Largest planet in the solar system
Saturn Planet with the most moons
Uranus Blue gas planet, seventh from the Sun
Neptune Coldest planet in our solar system
Moon Satellite that orbits Earth
Comet A meteoroid which has a tail of gas and dust
Meteorite A meteor that landed on Earth
Meteor A meteoroid that entered Earth's atmosphere
Meteoroid a small body moving in the solar system that would become a meteor if it entered the Earth's atmosphere.
High tide The tide you see when the moon is overhead or on the other side of the planet
Low tide The tide seen when the moon is at right angles to your location
Spring tide Higher than normal high tide, occurring during new moon and full moon
Neap tide Lower than normal high tide, occurring during both quarter moons.
Tide Fluctuations in the oceans due to the gravitational pull of the Moon and the Sun
Revolution Time it takes to go once around the Sun
Rotation Time it takes to spin once on an axis
Orbit Path of revolution around the Sun
New Moon Start of the lunar cycle
Full Moon Halfway point of the lunar cycle
First quarter Half the moon is visible in a C shape
Last quarter Half the moon is visible in a D shape
Waxing cresent Stage of lunar cycle immediately after new Moon
Waning gibbous Stage of lunar cycle immediately after full Moon
Waxing gibbous Lunar cycle stage just before full Moon
Waning crescent Last stage of the lunar cycle
Red Dwarf Star Star smaller than our Sun, not very hot
Yellow Star Like the Sun, medium temperature, will last for 10 billion years
Blue Giant Star Very bright, very hot, last only 10,000 to 100,000 years
Most the stars in the sky blue giant stars
Super Giant Star bigger than a giant star
Giant Star expanded yellow star, hotter than the Sun
Alpha Centuri 3rd closest star to Earth
Proxima Centuri 2nd closest star to Earth
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