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Celestial Objects

Celestial Objects, Gravity & Space Exploration Review

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What is the celestial body that is the center of our solar system? sun
What is located between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter? asteroid belt
Name the celestial object that is dense and composed of hot gases. sun
What means "earth like"? terrestrial
The planets that are described as rocky and terrestrial are known as the __________ planets. inner
The planets that are known to be gaseous are the __________ planets. outer
The orbital path of a planet is __________________. elliptical
Moons are _____________ because they orbit planets. satellites
What governs the motion of the solar system? gravity
A __________ has a coma and can be made of ice, rock and frozen gases. comet
Mass and distance affects the strength of the ________ pull of two objects. gravitational
Forward motion and gravitational forces determine a planet's _________ path. orbital
What is the scientific tool that enables us to see far into space? telescope
What provides astronauts with oxygen, protection and communication in space? space suits
The ________ enables scientist to solve problems of living in space. ISS
A space probe, a rover, and a manned rocket can all ____________ with people on Earth. communicate
What sends back to Earth clear images of celestial objects? satellites
A rocket's __________ allows it to overcome Earth's gravity so humans can explore space. thrust
Created by: cmpace