BCS Objects in the Sky Part 3
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The sun and the planets, dwarf planets, asteroids, and comets that revolve around it.
A ratio between sets of measurements. For example, the average distance from the Earth to the moon is 382,400 kilometers, but on a model we might show that as 3.8 inches. That means 100,000 kilometers in real life is represented as 1 inch on the model.
A celestial body that is round and orbits the sun, it is large enough to destroy things in it's orbital path around the sun.
Energy transferred from a warmer to a colder object due to their differences in temperature. An example is the sun transfers heat energy to the planets that move around it.
The mass of air that surrounds a planet, it is a mixture of gases. These gases support the presence of life on Earth.