TCA 5th grade Solar System

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lenses

an optical telescope uses these or mirrors to make distant objects seem larger and nearer

atmosphere

the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope "sees" objects more clearly than Earth-based telescopes because Earth's _____does not change Hubble's view

radio

these telescopes are giant dishes on Earth's surface that gather radio waves from objects in space

planet

the solar system includes eight of these that orbit the sun

Mercury

The planet that is closest to the sun

Neptune

The planet that is furthest from the sun

rock

Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars are terrestrial planets with surfaces made of this

gases

Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune are jovian planets with surfaces made of this

Saturn

it's most noticeable feature is its large set of rings

asteroid

a rock that revolves around the sun in a belt between Mars and Jupiter

telescope

an instrument that makes distant objects seem larger and nearer

moon

a natural object that orbits a planet

satellite

an object in space that orbits another object

comet

an object made of ice, dust and rock that orbits the sun

meteor

a meteroid that enters the earth's atmosphere

planet

a large object that orbits a star but does not give off its own light

gravity

the force of attraction between any two objects

orbit

a path that one object takes as it moves around another object

sun

earth and other planets move in orbits around this

inertia

moving objects have the tendency to keep moving in a straight line, called

revolution

every year, Earth makes one complete trip or ___around the Sun

tilted

sunlight strikes the Earth differently at different times of the year because Earth's axis is this

seasons

the changes in the angle of sunlight on Earth's surface causes these

winter

when the northern hemisphere is tilted away form the sun it is the season

summer

when it is winter in the northern hemisphere, it is __in the southern hemisphere

phase

the appearance and shape of the moon as you see it from earth

eclipse

a darkening or hiding of the sun, a planet or moon by another object in space

tide

the rise and fall of the ocean's surface beacause of the gravity of the moon and the sund

moon

a bulge of water occurs on the side of Earth facing the ____ and on the opposite side of the planet

low tides

there are high tides at the bulges of water and _________halfway between the bulges

spring tides

when the sun and moon align at full moon and pull on Earth together, the higher high tides and lower low tides are called

neap tides

when the sun and moom pull at a right angle and their pulls partly cancel each other, more moderate tides are called

lunar eclipse

when the moon moves into Earth's shadow this occurs

solar eclipse

when the moon passes directly between the Sun and Earth this happens

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