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The center of the solar system is our
Sun
_______ is a pattern of stars in the sky
constellation
_____ is a chunk of iron or stone that burns as it falls through the sky. It is sometimes called a shooting star, but it is not a star
Meteor
A path taken by a planet, asteroid, or satellite around the sun or another planet is called an
orbit
____ are cooler regions on the sun
sunspots
When the moon moves between the Earth and the Sun, and hides the Sun it is called
Solar Eclipse
A _____ is a cloud of dust and gas in space
Nebula
A ____ is a huge ball of glowing gas in the sky
Star
_____ are chunks of ice and rock that travel around the sun in a variety of orbits
Comet
An _____ is a scientist who studies the Sun, moons, planets and stars tht make up our universe
Astronomer
What is the approximate time it takes the moon to orbit the Earth once?
a month
What is the time it takes the Earth or orbit the sun once
a year
What is the time it takes the Earth to rotate once
a day
Name a difference between the inner planets and the outer planets
OUTER planets are colder; INNER planets are warmer.

OUTER: mostely huge, made up of gas & have many moons
INNER: made up of rock and have few or no moons
Which planet takes the most time to orbit the sun? Why?
Pluto because it is the furthest away
What are the order of the Planets
SUN, MERCURY, VENUS, EARTH, MARS, JUPITER, SATURN, URANUS, NEPTUNE, PLUTO
What are constellations
A group of stars in the sky
What is a meteor
Friction causing a meteorite to burn
What is a meteorite
any part of a meteroid that reaches earth's surface
What is constellation
a pattern of stars in the sky
What is a meteor
a chunk of iron or stone that burns as it falls through the sky. It is sometimes called a shooting star, but it is not a star
What is the sun
The center of the solar system
What is an orbit
A path taken by a planet, asteroid, or satellite around the Sun or another planet
What are sunspots
cooler regions on the sun
What is the solar eclipse
When the moon moves between the Earth and the Sun and hides the Sun
What is a comet
Chunks of ice and rock that travel around the sun in a variety of orbits
What is a nebula
a cloud of dust and gas in space
How many planets are in our solar system
9
(Nine)
Where is the asteroid belt located
Between the orbits of Mars & Jupiter
What are the phases of the moon (in order)
New Moon, Waxing Crescent, First quarter, Waxing Gibbous, Full moon, Waning Gibbous, Last Quarter, Waning Crescent
What does Waxing mean (like Waxing Crescent)
Waxing means growing
What does Waning Mean (like Waning Crescent)
Waning means shrinking
What are the six star types
Neutron, Dwarf, Super Giant, Giant, White Dwarf, Main Sequence
Name some consellations
Scorpio, Leo, Orion, Pegasus, Kanus Major, Big Dipper, Little Dipper
Meteors are found where?
In the sky
Meteorites are found where?
they land on Earth