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electromagnetic spectrum
arrangement of electromagnetic radiation according to wave length
refracting telescope
optical telescope that uses a double convex lens to focus light and form an image at the focal point
reflecting telescope
optical telescope that uses a mirror
observatory
specially designed building often shaped like a dome
radio telescope
a telescope with large curved
dish to collect and record
satellite
any object that revolves around another
orbit
curved path of a satellite as it revolves around a object in space
space probe
instrument that travels in the solar system
project mercury
first step in US
project Gemini
second stage in US
project apollo
final stage in US effort to reach the moon on July 20 1969
Neil Armstrong was the first human to set foot on the lunar surface
space shuttle
reuseable space craft that carries astronuts, sattelites and other materials to and rom space
space station
large artificial satellite that provides support systems