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MES Solar System

Solar system words for spacey success

axis an imaginary line that an object spins or revolves around
rotate turning around on an axis; spinning
revolve to move around another object along a circular path, as in an orbit
gravity a force that exists between any two objects that have mass
star a massive ball of gas in outer space that gives off heat, light and other forms of radiation
planet A large body in space that orbits a star and does not produce light of its own.
galaxy A large collection of stars, gases and dust that are part of the universe that are bound together by gravitational forces.
constellation a particular area of the sky; a group of stars
orbit the circular path of an object as it revolves around another object
moon A natural satellite that revolves around a planet
Solar system A star and all the planets and all the other bodies that orbit it; the region in space where these bodies move.
sun The closest star to earth and the center of our solar system
asteroid Any of numerous small, often irregularly shaped rocky bodies that orbit the Sun primarily in the asteroid belt, a region between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.
comet A celestial body that appears as a fuzzy head usually surrounding a bright nucleus, that has a usually highly eccentric orbit, that consists primarily of ice and dust, and that often develops one or more long tails when near the sun.
satellite a natural or artificial object that revolves around another object in space
meteoroid a small piece of metal or stone that orbits the sun
astronomy the study of the properties and behavior of bodies in outer space
telescope an instrument used to observe objects that are far away
Created by: hardyje