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asteroid
A small rocky boy orbiting the sun.
comet
A celestial body that consists of a fuzzy head usually surrounding a bright nucleus; develops a long tail.
conduction
Process by which heat or elctricity is trnsmitted through a material or body without movement of the medium itself.
convection
The circulatory motion that occurs in a fluid at a non-uniform tem[erature owing to the variation of its density and the action of gravity.
core
The central part of a celestial body (as Earth or sun) usually having different physical properties from the surounding parts.
crust
The outer part of a planet, moon, or asteroid composed essentially of crystalline rocks.
crustal deformation
A change in the crust of a planet, moon or asteroid.
eclipse
The total or partial obscuring of one celestial boyd by another.
electromagnetic radiation
A kind of radiation including visible light, radio waves, gamma rays and x-rays in which electric and magnetic fields vary simultaneously.
electromagnetic spectrum
The entire range of wavelengths or frequencies of electromagnetic radiation extending from gamma rays to the longest radio waves and including visible light.
focus
The place of origin of an earthquake or moonquake.
galaxy
Any of the very large groups of stars and associated matter that are found throught the universe.
gravity
The gravitational attraction of the mass of the Earth, the moon or a planet for bodies at or near its surface
interstellar
Located, taking place, or traveling among the stars, especially of the Milky Way galaxy.
moon cycle
The cycle of the moon's [hases, from new to full and back.