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Astronomy6thgrade

Exploring the solar system

QuestionAnswer
a piece of rock from space that burns from entering the earth's atmosphere meteor
celestial body that orbits the sun but is not considered a planet or satellite dwarf planet
any object natural of manufactured that orbits another object satellite
any vehicle piloted or unpiloted designed to travel beyond earth's atmosphere spacecraft
a scientist who studies objects and events beyond Earth's atmosphere such as the composition Astronomer
the study of objects and events beyond Earth's atmosphere Astromony
a "dirty snowball" of ice and dust that orbits the sun. Comets appear to have a fuzzy head and a long tail that streams away from the sun. comet
an object that orbits a star and is larger than an asteroid and smaller than a star planet
a body of gas sufficiently compressed by its own gravity for nuclear fusion to take place. The nuclear fusion creates the light, heat, and other radioation associated with stars. star
a group of billions of stars galaxy
the sun and all the objects, including Earth, that orbits the sun solar system
a unit of measurement equal to the distance between earth and the sun approximately 150,000,000 km. astronomical unit
a push or a pull due to gravity gravitational force
the attractive force that occurs between any two objects gravity
a measure of the material contained in an object mass
irregularly shaped rocky object that orbits the sun astroid
any object natural or manufactured that orbits another object satellite
any vehicle piloted or unpiloted designed to travel beyond Earth's atmosphere spacecraft
a device used to view or obtain information about distant objects telescope
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