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chapter 31 is1h

intergrated science one honors vocab for chapter 31

Tides ocean levels rise and fall in daily rhythms
Solar System the sun, nine planets, their moons,asteroids, comets, and meteors; the region in space where the sun's gravitational force is dominant
Astronomical Unit (AU) 1 AU = 150,000,000 km
Meteor Chunks of rock, and dust from asteroid and comets that break off to form a meteor that is quite small.
Meteorite a meteor that hits the ground
Asteroid an object that orbits the sun, but is too small to be a planet
Comet an object in space that is mostly made up of ice and dust.
Solar Wind a stream of particles
Terrestrial Planets high densities, slow rotations, solid surfaces, and few moons
Gas Giants made of mostly hydrogen, and helium
Law of Universal Gravitation The force of gravity acting between two objects depends only on their masses and distances apart
Gravitational force a measure of the attractive force exerted by and object on a 1 kg object held at its surface
Orbit a regular, repeating path that an object in space follows around another object
Orbital Speed the speed required to achieve a balance between the pull of gravity on a satellite and its forward motion
Satellite an object in orbit
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