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6th Solar System

TermDefinition
Gravity force of attraction between two objects due to their masses
Orbit the path that one object in space follows as it revolves around another object
Rotate the spinning of an object on its axis
Revolve to orbit or move around an object
Surface Gravity the force of gravity at the surface of the Earth or other celestial body
Solar System consists of the sun and everything that orbits around it. Includes planets, their moons, and comets and asteroids
Gas Giant planets a large planet composed mostly of gases, with a relatively small, rocky core. The four gas giant planets are Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
Terrestrial Planets planets that are made up of rocks or metals with a hard surface. They have few moons and features such as valleys and volcanoes. The four terrestrial planets are Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars
Moon a large, natural object that orbits around a planet. The Earth has one moon, while other planets may have more.
Asteroid a small, rocky body that orbits the Sun
Comet an object that orbits the sun; made of frozen water and dust, and has a tail of gas and dust particles that points away from the Sun
Meteor a small piece of matter from outer space that becomes a streak of light when it falls through the Earth’s atmosphere and burns up.
Created by: blair.sullivan
 

 



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