15 terms


Combo w/ Astron Pics of Planets & Planets & Space terms (pics)
a star that is the source of light and heat for the planets in the solar system. It is 93,000,000 miles from the Earth.
the closest planet to the Sun, very cold on one side and very hot on the other, smallest planet, and no moons.
the 2nd planet from Sun, known as Earth's sister planet, covered with volcanoes, no moon, hottest planet, and rotates very slowly and backwards.
the 3rd planet from Sun. Has one moon, orbits the sun in 365 days and one rotation in 24 hours, and life exists on Planet Earth.
the 4th planet from Sun. Called Red planet because red color caused by iron in the crust that has rusted, has polar ice caps and 1/2 the size of Earth.
the 5th planet from Sun. Has the most moons, largest planet, gas giant and has a large red spot.
the 6th planet from Sun. Spectacular rings made mostly of ice and frosted rock and gas giant made mostly of hydrogen gas.
the 7th planet from Sun. rotates on its side, blue green color and gas giant.
the 8th planet from Sun. Another gas giant and blue color due to Methane gas, has the highest winds in solar system, and rotates counterclockwise.
Since 2006, no longer termed planet, but now called "Dwarf Planet".
Inner Planets
Small, rocky planets that orbit closest to the sun including Mercury, Venus, Earth, & Mars.
Outer Planets
Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, & Neptune. Called Gas Giants.
a satellite that revolves around a planet.
Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
Name the order of the planets from the sun.
Cloud of nebula, protostar, main sequence star, red giant, white dwarf, black dwarf
Life Cycle of a star

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