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Solar System #2

SEEd 6.1.2 & 6.1.3

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solar system a group of planets and their moons that orbit around the sun
galaxy a large group of stars, dust, gas and other matter held together by gravity
gravity a force that pulls matter towards earth
scale how large or small something is in relation to something else
inertia a property of matter that keeps an object doing the same thing (ex. staying at rest or moving)
force a push or pull that causes a change in an object’s motion
telescope an instrument used to make distant things appear closer, like stars and planets
diameter the distance from one edge of a planet or star to the other through the center
surface features different characteristics found on the surface of a planet, star, etc.
structure the way something is built, shaped or arranged
composition what something is made of
Created by: jpaterniti