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cumulus
puffed up (dense puffs,mounds or towers of clouds with flat bases)
intrusive
refers to igneous rock formed when magma cools below the surface of the earth
alto
higher (high clouds)
crystalline
mineral body (like quartz) with regular geometric shapes
nimbus
dark rain (dense rain or snow cloud)
crust
hard, outer covering of the earth - 19-22 miles think
stratus
layer (straight layers of low altitude fog-like clouds)
earthquake
movement in the earth's crust
cirrus
wispy(delicate fleecy feathery clouds made up of ice crystals)
ozone layer
a protective layer of condensed oxygen, (which has a peculiar smell) in the stratosphere
axis
an imaginary line passing through the center of the earth from the North pole to the South pole
core
the center of the earth, consisting of molten ore
temperature
how hot or cold it is
sedimentary rock
rock made up of layers of materials settled underwater
climate
the overall weather pattern of an area
weather
the conditon of the atmosphere at any given time or place
vacuum
vacant or empty space
gravity
the force that attracts one object to another
biosphere
layer of earth that supports life, including land, sea, and air
terrestrial
earth-like
gaseous
composed of substances that are neither solid nor liquid
galaxy
a group or system of stars and other heavenly bodies
solar system
the group of planets, their satellites(moons),comets,meteors,asteroids, and so forth that revolve around the sun
precipation
amount of rain or snow
hemisphere
half of the earth
year
the length of time it takes a planet to orbit around the sun
exosphere
the outer layer of atmosphere
orbit
the path of a heavenly body as it rotates around another body
creation
All that which is created
volcano
an opening in the earth through which gases, ash, and lava are ejected
mesophere
the middle layer of air
Universe
All created things
erosion
to wear away or break down into small pieces
rotation
to turn in a circular motion on an axis
day
the length of time it takes a planet to rotate on its axis
continent
large mass of land
metamorphic rock
rock which has been changed by heat or pressure
intrusive
refers to igneous rock formed when magma cools below the surface of the earth
constellation
a fixed group of stars
stratosphere
the second layer of air above the earth's surface
humidity
how much moisture there is in the air
fossil
any evidence of life from the past
consider
To ponder, contemplate with awe, think about deeply
sphere
globe
ionosphere
an upper layer of air with electrically charged atoms
planet
a heavenly body that revolves around the sun
magma
hot, molten(melted)rock
equator
an imanginary line dividing the earth into the northern and southern hemispheres
extrusive
refers to igneous rock formed when magma cools below the surface of the earth
mantle
the middle layer of the earth
igneous rock
rock formed as a result of intense heat
troposphere
the layer of air closest to the earth's surface
molecules
the smallest piece of any substance that can be identified as that substance
atmosphere
the blanket of air surrounding a heavenly body
AU
the distance from the sun to earth (approximately 93,000,000 miles)