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axis
imaginary line through a spinning object
rotation
one full spin of an object around an axis
orbit
path of an object around another object
revolution
movement of an object around another object
satellite
object that revolves around another object
lunar eclipse
when the moon moves through the shadow of earth
solar eclipse
when the moon makes a shadow on earth
solar system
sun
planets
their moons
other objects that orbit the sun
ellipse
shape of a flattened circle
asteroid
rocky object orbiting the sun between the planets
meteor
piece of rock or dust from space burning up in earth's air
meteorite
rock from space that has passed through earth's air and landed on the ground
comet
frozen chunk of ice and dust that orbits the sun
constellation
group of stars that form a pattern
Galileo Missions
provided infomation about the lack of water on Jupiter and about its strong winds and lightning