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planet that is home to man
Earth
the largest planet in the solar system
Jupiter
Jupiter's moon
Ganymede
plant best known for its rings
Saturn
smallest planet
Pluto
planet that is tipped on its side
Uranus
planet often called the morning star
Venus
planet which appears to be a beautiful royal blue
Neptune
red planet
Mars
planet closest to the sun
Mercury
forst human being to set foot on the moon
Armstrong
developed the reflecting telescope
Newton
America's first man in space
Shepard
first to make extensive use of telescopes to study the heavens
Galileo
first American to orbit earth
Glen
the astronautical engineer who helped make the United States the leader in space exploration
Von Braun
discovered that white light is made up of many colors
Newton
known as the father of modern rocketry
Goddard
discovered the planet Uranus
Herschel
first man to travel in space
Gagarin
describes how fast a wave oscillates
frequency
light travels
186,000 miles per second
an unmanned spacecraft launched to explore the unknown
space probe
any object that orbits a larger object
satellite
consist of a vibrating electric field and a magnetic field
electromagnetic waves
turning back or turning aside of any wave when it hits an obstacle
reflection
device used to make objects appear closer and closer
telescope
a device that splits light into a spectrum for analysis
spectroscope
rotating stars that emit directional beams of radio waves
pulsars
would relay a phone call from England to Australia
communications satellite
gives important weather information
weather satellite
people who journey into outer space
astronauts
back and forth motion that follows the same pattern
oscillation
Mars is one of the
inner planets
Jupiter is one of the
outer planets
first artificial object ever put into space
Sputnik 1
older Russian space station that was used until 2001
Mir
first spacecraft designed to be reused
space shuttle
first space flight to land on the moon
Apollo 11
first U.S. space station
Skylab
first U.S. satellite
Explorer 1
space station being developed by a group of 16 nations
International Space Station
placed into orbit by the space shuttle Discovery to aid astronomers in their studies of the heavens
Hubble Space Telescope
movement of energy from one place to another
wave
single rise or depression in a wave is
pulse
high point of a wave
crest
low point of a wave is
trough
whatefer carries a wave is
wave medium
orbit that allows a satellite to remain in the same spot
geostationary