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Lovington Science 1

Earth and Outer Space

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What is called the imaginary line that runs from the North to the South poles each inner planet rotates or spins around the sun? The Axis
What is called one complete orbit around another object, example is the Earth orbiting the sun? A Revolution
What are known as gigantic balls of very hot gases that give off radiation in outer space? Stars
What is the name of the star that warms the Earth and provides energy to all its inhabitants? The Sun
What are known as an explosive eruption of waves and particles that shoot out from a star, but are pulled back due to its gravity? A Solar Flare
What are known as a group of stars that forms patterns in outer space from Earth? Constellations
How long does it take Earth to rotate around the Sun once? 365 1/4 days to rotate around the Sun
What star is the center of our solar system? The Sun
What moves around the Sun’s gravity? The Earth and other planets
What is the Earth tilt in the solar system? 23.5 degrees
What type of orbit does the Earth have to the sun? Elliptical orbit or “Oval Shape” orbit
What does the Earth’s tilt effect the Earth itself? Affects how much sunlight the Earth’s receives
What is the Earth tilt in the solar system? 23.5 degrees or 23 1/4 degrees
How does the Earth’s tilt effect the North and South poles? They have opposite seasons, due to the tilt and the sunlight it receives from the sun
How else of the Earth’s tilt effect weather? It changes how the Earth changes it season and the hours they have.
What does the sun not have that makes it only hot gases of radiation? A surface
Why are stars not in the same position in outer space? The Earth’s rotation sets the stars in a different location every two hours.
What is a collapsing phase from a star that has a strong gravity pull? A Black Hole
What are the 4 phases of the Moon? 1st Quarter, Full Moon. Last Quarter, & New Moon
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