A group of stars that appear to form a pattern in the night sky.
A chunk of rock or metal that orbits the sun.
A chunk of ice, rock, and dust that orbit the sun.
A hot sphere of gases in space that makes it's own light.
A meteor that hit Earth's surface.
An unmanned spacecraft that leaves Earth's orbit.
A large sphere in space that orbits a star.
A force of attraction, or pull between objects.
A device that collects light and makes distant objects appear closer and larger.
Name the inner planets
Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars
Name the outer planets
Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
How many planets are in the solar system?
Another name for the inner planets
The Rocky Planets
Another name of the outer planets
Name the planets in order
Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
What does NASA stand for?
National Aeronautic and Space Administration
What did Nicolaus Copernicus discover?
He discovered that the planets orbit the sun.
How do the planets stay in orbit around the sun?
gravity and inertia
Who discovered that the planets orbit the sun?
Sir Isaac Newton
Who made one of the first telescopes?
What makes up the solar system?
The sun and all the objects in orbit around it make up the solar system.
Which planet is famous for its rings?
Which planet is the hottest?
Which planet is tipped on its side?
What is a shooting star called?
Which planet is the largest planet in our solar system?
Which planet most resembles Earth?
Could humans live on a gas giant? Why?
No, because it has no oxygen.