Science Solar System

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The earth orbits or around the sun

revolves

the "tilt" of the earth is

23.5

The latitude of Cleveland

43-45 degrees north

It takes the earth one day to spin or on its axis

rotate

When the sun is directly overhead at 23.5 latitude is called

summer solstice

It takes how many days for the earth to travel around the sun

365.25

When is the earth farthest from sun

summer

the earth travels in which direction around the sun

counterclockwise

the earth travels in which direction around the moon

counterclockwise

What line separates N and S hempmispheres?

the equator

What line W and E Hemispheres?

Prime Merridian

Why do 2 different countries have different seasons?

Because of tilt and on oppisite sides of the earth?

Which direction does sun rise?

East

What direction does sun set?

West

Shortest day of the year?

December 21

Elipse

an oval like figure

Which plantes have elliptical orbits

All

How many focal points does an ellipse have?

2

Core

1st layer of the sun

Radiative zone

2nd layer of the sun

Convection zone

3rd layer of the sun

Photosphere

4th layer of the sun

Chromosphere

5th layer of the sun

Corona

6th layer of the sun

Nebula

a could of gas and dust

Neutron Star

huge stars made of the callapsed core of a supergiant

White Dwarf

the blue-white hot core of a star that is left behind after its outer layers have expanded and drifted out into space

Pulsar

a rapidly spinning neutron star that produces radio waves

Protostar

a contracting cloud of gas and dust with enough mass to form a star

Supernova

a star that explodes and becomes extremely luminous in the process

quasar

a starlike object that may send out radio waves and other forms of energy

Axis

the center around which something rotates

equinox

the time when day and night are of equal length

solstice

point or time at which the sun is farthest from the equator

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