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Solar System vocab.

Vocabulary for the planet and star quiz

TermDefinition
Moon natural satellite of a planet
orbit path an object takes when revolving around another object
planet large, ball-shaped satellite of a star
star enormous ball of glowing gas that gives off heat and light
solar system a star and all the satellites that orbit it
sun name for the central star in our solar system
inner planets four planets closest to the sun: they are smaller or rocky in composition
outer planets four planets farthest from the sun; also known as the Gas Giants
dwarf planet a satellite that orbits a star
red star a star's temperature is colder
blue star a star's temperature is extremely hot
yellow star a star's temperature is average
constellation group of stars that makes a pattern shaped like an animal, person, or an object.
Created by: Mrs. Vessalo