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The earth, planets, sun, stars, and everything in space is called the . . .
universe.
The study of the universe is called . . .
astronomy.
A pattern of stars in the sky is called a . . .
constellation.
Our night light and monthly calendar comes from the . . .
moon.
Our seasonal temperature changes and day light comes from the . . .
sun.
Sailors, birds, and travels figure out the right direction by looking at the . . .
stars.
A force that pulls objects toward a heavy object is called . . .
gravity.
The sun and all the planets that travel around the sun is called the . . .
solar system.
A large force that pulls the earth and keeps earth in its orbit is called the . . .
sun's gravitational pull.
A large force that pulls the moon and keeps moon in its orbit is called the . . .
earth's gravitational pull.
A large force that pulls the ocean and causes the tides is called the . . .
moon's gravitational pull.
The names of the nine planets are . . .
Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.
I know there are eight planet. You try telling that to your autistic daughter, highly resistant to change, who screams at the mention of Pluto's demotion!
The first astronomer to have the idea that the sun was in the center of the solar system was named . . .
Nicholas Copernicus.
The first astronomer to use a telescope to study the universe was named . . .
Galileo Galilei.
America's space program is called . . .
NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration).
Spaceships, telescopes, robots, rockets, and other useful items for space exploration are built by . . .
engineers.
Scientists who study the universe are called . .
astronomers.
People trained to travel in a spaceship are called . . .
astronauts.
NASA's enormous telescope floating in space is called the . . .
Hubble Space Telescope.
Objects made by humans to float around the earth, which helps us with TV channels, weather-pictures, telephones, and navigation are called . . .
artificial satellites.