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a group of stars that can be seen as a patter from Earth. There are 88 named ones.
constellation
the path of one object as it revolves around another
orbit
a natural or chance configuration
pattern
a relatively large object that revolves around a star, but which is not itself a star. There are 9 named ones.
planet
a movable, circular map of the stars in the sky that can be made to show the appearance of the night sky at any given time and date.
planisphere
the movement of any object in an orbit, such as the Earth moving around the Sun.
revolution
the motion of a planet or other object as it turns on its axis
rotation
an object that moves around another object in space.
satellite
a vehicle made to travel in space.
spacecraft
a spacecraft which carries people and materials into space. It is launched by a rocket, lands like a plane, and can be used again.
space shuttle
a large, manned satellite in space used as a base for space exploration over a long period of time
space station
a huge ball of constantly exploding gases, giving off light and heat.
star
A device people use to observe distant objects with their eyes.
telescope