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Exploring Creation with Astronomy

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astronomy
knowledge of the stars
aster
star
onomy
knowledge of
constellation
patterns of stars in the sky
gravity
a force
NASA
National Aeronautics and Space Administrtion
eclipse
When the moon is between the earth and the sun, completely covering the sun, causing the moon to cast a shadow upon the earth.
orbit
The path an object or planet follows as it moves around the sun.
thermonuclear fusion
Nuclear reactions (controlled explosions) that happen on the sun that give it energy and power
atmosphere
The layers of gases and mist that cover a planet, such as the earth.
sunspots
Dark patches on the sun which are cooler than the rest of the sun.
rotate
To turn around a fixed point, the way a top spins in place or a planet spins on its axis.
auroras
Natural, colorful light displays in the sky that can be caused by solar flares.
solar flares
Large fires that burst out millions of miles from the sun, releasing energy into the solar system.