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Solar System

the sun and the objects that orbit around it


the path an object takes as it moves around another object in space


a large body of rock or gas that orbit the sun


chunk of rock or metal that orbits the sun


large ball of ice and dust that orbits the sun


the spinning of an object on its axis


an imagnary line that goes through the North Pole and the South Pole


movement of one object around another object

Light year

the distance that light travels in one year, light travels 186,000 miles per second. A light year is 6,000,000,000,000 miles


center of the sun, the sun's hottest layer

Radiation zone

the sun's thickest layer - (it may take millions of years for the energy from the core to make it's way through this layer)


the inner layer of the sun's atmosphere - most of the light that reaches the planets is released from this layer


large cells of gas called supergranular cells, middle layer of the sun's atmosphere


the outermost layer of the sun's atmoshphere


cooler darker areas on the sun

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