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5.1 Objects in Sky

Science word list

meteoroid a space rock or dust from a comet or broken-up asteroid
meteor shower an event where a large number of meteoroids burn up as they enter the earth's atmosphere
nebula any of the glowing clouds of gas or dust reflecting the light of nearby stars
nova a star that suddenly flares up to many times its original brightness before fading again
Polaris the North Star, always above Earth's North Pole
pulsar a star that sends energy out in pulses
quasar an object about the size of a star that gives off huge amounts of energy
satellite an object in space that revolves around a planet
shooting star a meteoroid (space rock or dust from a comet or broken-up asteroid) that burns up in the earth's atmosphere; a meteor
sky the part of the atmosphere or of outer space visible from the surface of Earth or any other planet
star a distant sun glowing from heat produced by nuclear reactions at its center
Ursa Major a constellation that can be seen all year in the Northern Hemisphere
Created by: AHoldeman