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Unit 8.1 Words

Words in Unit 8.1

TermDefinition
Artificial Satellites Satellites placed into orbit by humans
Asteroid An irregular rocky object in orbit around the Sun between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter
Asteroid Belt A group of rocks that orbit the Sun in a band between Mars and Jupiter
Comet A ball of ice, dust and rock that orbits the Sun in a highly elliptical orbit
Gas Giants The large planets of the outer Solar System: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune.
Meteor A meteoroid that enters Earth's atmosphere, usually creating a bright streak across the sky as it burns up; a shooting star
Meteorite A meteor big enough for part of it to hit the ground
Meteoroid A small particle or body of rock that orbits the Sun near Earth's orbit
Milky Way The galaxy in which the solar system is located
Phases Different shapes of the Moon as seen from Earth
Solar System The Sun and all the planets, satellites, asteroids, comets and other bodies revolving around it
Terrestrial Earth-like, rocky. The terrestrial planets are Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars.
Created by: GUER20