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The sun and the 8 planets that revolve around it.
Sphere made of rock and gasses.
Where an object is located in space.
A circular/round three dimensional ball
The path an object takes in space.
An instrument that uses a small magnet to show which direction is North.
Instrument that measures the time of day by using the position of the sun.
A dark area caused when an object blocks the light falling on the surface of Earth.
Earth spins on its axis causing day and night in a 24 hour time period.
An imaginary line Earth spins on; Earth spins on a 24.5 degree tilt.
When Earth faces the Sun and is lighted.
The time during rotation when Earth does not face the sun.
One complete orbit of the Earth around the Sun or the Moon around Earth.
A natural satellite that orbits a planet.
Bowl shaped indents that are caused with a collision with another object such as a meteorite.
The amount of matter in an object.
The force of gravity on an object (how hard gravity is pulling on you)
A natural force that causes two objects to pull toward each other depending on their mass and the distance between them.
A planet in the Solar System that has life.
The rise and fall of water in the ocean caused by the moon's gravitational pull.
Moon Phase/Lunar Phase
What the moon looks like at different times of the month.
A STAR AT THE CENTER OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM THAT PROVIDES HEAT AND LIGHT
A BALL OF GAS IN SPACE
AN EXPLOSION ON THE SUN THAT RELEASES HUGE AMOUNTS OF ENERGY
COOL SPOTS ON THE SUN'S SURFACE THAT APPEAR DARK
BLOCKING OUT LIGHT BY A PLANET OR SATELLITE
looks like; seems to be
a rock in space; usually found in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter
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