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Solar System
The sun and the objects that orbit around it.
Orbit
The path an object takes as it moves around another object in space.
Planet
A large body of rock or gas that orbits the sun.
Asteroid
A chunk of rock or metal that orbits the sun.
Comet
A large ball of ice and dust that orbits the sun.
Rotation
The spinning of an object on its axis.
Axis
An imaginary line that goes through the North pole and the South pole that the Earth rotates on.
Revolution
The movement of one object around another object.
Phases
The different shapes the moon seems to have in the sky.
Lunar/Solar Eclipses
The sun/moon gets dark for a time because the moon/sun moves between Earth and the sun/moon.