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Space

About space

TermDefinition
Gravity The force that causes objects with mass to attract one another
Celestial Objects Objects that float in space
Sun The luminous celestial body around which Earth and other planets revolve and from which they receive heat and light
Star A ball of gas in space that produces its own light and heat
Planet Any of the large celestial bodies that revolve around the sun in the solar system
Inner planet Any of the rocky, terrestrial planets of mercury, venus, earth, and mars whose orbits are inside the asteroid belt
Rocky Made of rocks
Outer planets Any of the planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and neptune, whose orbits lie beyond the asteroid belt
Solar System The sun together with the group of planets and other celestial bodies that float around it
System A group of interacting or interdependent parts forming a complex whole
Asteroid Belt The region in between the outer and the inner planets where they orbit around the sun
Terrestrial Earth-Like
Meteoroid A natural chunk of rock or dust existing outside of Earth's atmosphere
Meteor A small object that enters Earth's atmosphere from space and burns due to friction, emitting light
Meteorites Remains of meteoroids that strike the surface of earth or the moon
Satellite Something that orbits around another object; for example a moon orbiting a planet or a human-made object orbiting earth
Galilean Moons The four largest and brightest moons of jupiter
Moon A celestial body that revolves around a planet
Comet A celestial body of ice dust and rock with an elongated and elliptical orbit
Coma Glowing, heated dust and vaporized gas that surrounds the icy comet nucleus as it travels near the Sun.
Asteroids Large and small rocks or metallic masses orbiting the Sun; made up of materials similar to those that formed the planets
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