earth, moon and beyond

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what color are the coolest stars

red

what color is our star the sun

yellow

what color are the hottest stars

blue

what are stars classified by

color

what object is at the center of our solar system

the sun

the milky way galaxy has what shape

barred spiral

our solar system is in what galaxy

Milky Way

all galaxies and everything in space

universe

our planet spins around what imaginary line

an axis

What is it called when the Earth spins on it's axis

rotation

What does one complete ROTATION of the Earth equal

1 Day

What is the path that Earth follows around the sun

Orbit

What is the movement of the Earth around the sun called

revolution

What does one REVOLUTION of the Earth equal

1 Year

How long is the Lunar cycle (the moons revolution)

29 and a half (29.5) days

What is caused by the tilt of the Earth's axis

Seasons

Our system of time is based on this

One rotation of the Earth

List the Planets in order from the SUN

1.Mercury 2. Venus, 3, Earth, 4. Mars, 5. Jupiter, 6. Saturn, 7. Uranus, 8. Neptune, 9. Pluto

What is a pattern of stars

Constellation

What is a huge ball of hot gases (the sun)

Star

What is held in place by the gravitational force of a star

planet

What is made up of a star and al the planets and objects that revolve around the star

Solar System

The position of the moon over a month's time. Each phase reflect the sun in different ways creating certain shapes

Moon phase

What is the imaginary line that passes through the Earth's poles

Axis

What is a swirling mass of stars, gas and dust

Galaxy

Everything that exists, including planets, stars, dusts and gases

Universe

What are four differences between the Earth and the moon?

1. The moon is smaller
2. The moon pull of gravity is a 1/6 that of the Earth
3. the moon has no atmosphere
4. the moon has no liquid water

What are the four thing the same between the Earth and the moon

1. both are fairly dense
2. both are both rocky
3. both are made of the same elements
4. They both have craters

What 3 reasons are there more craters on the moon than the Earth

1. There is no weather on the moon to erode the craters like there is on the Earth.
2. The Earth has more craters because the meteors burn up in the Earth's atmosphere.
3. The moon has lower gravity than Earth which preserves it's craters

Any natural body that revolves around a planet

moon

a low, bowl shaped area on the surface of a planet or moon

crater

one of the shapes the moon seems to have as it orbits the Earth

moon shape

an event that occurs when one object in spaces passes trhought the shadow of another object in space

eclipse

the bending of light as it moves from one material to another

refraction

the same side of the moon always faces what

earth

one of the shapes the moon seems to have as it orbits earth

moon phase

what happens when the moon casts a shadow on the Earth

solar eclipse

what is in the shadow during a solar eclipse

Earth

what happens when the Earth blocks the suns' light to the moon

Lunar Eclipse

what time of day or night does a lunar eclipse happen

night

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