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solar system
a group of objects in space that orbit around a central star
orbit
the path Earth takes as it revolves around the sun; elliptical in shape; results in the seasons of the year
rotate
spinning of earth on its' axis; causes day and night
moon phases
the different positions of the moon as seen on earth
star
a burning shere of gases
asteroid belt
located between mars and jupiter; a high concentration of asteroids
galaxy
a group of stars, gas and dust
telescope
a device people use to make distant objects larger through magnification
revolve
the closed path that the Earth (and moon) travels around the sun
planet
a large object that moves around a star
star
a burning shere of gases
asteroid
a small rocky object that moves around the sun
Gravity
a force that pulls all objects toward each other
eclipse
shadows in spce created when one object passes through the shadow of another
axis
imaginary line that passes through Earth's center at the North and South Poles
sun
the largest star in our solar system; gives off light and heat energy