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Universe
All of space and everything in it
Galaxy
A group of stars and planets
Star
A large ball of gas, that is usually a very high temperature.
Sun
The star located in our solar system. it is considered a very average star that is about halfway thru it's lifespan.
Dwarf Planet
A celestial body resembling a small planet but lacking certain technical criteria that are required for it to be classed as such.
Gravity
A force of attraction between objects that is due to their masses.
Orbit
The path of an object as it revolves around another object in space
Solar System
sun, planets, and all the other objects that revolve around the sun
Constellation
A group of stars that form a mythological image in the sky.
Asteroid
A small object made of rock or metal that orbits the sun
Craters
A large round pit caused by the impact of a meteoroid
Meteorite
A meteoroid that has hit earth's surface.
Comet
A ball of frozen dust and rock that orbits the sun and has a tail that glows
Meteor
A meteoroid that burns up in Earth's atmosphere
Meteoroid
A piece of rock smaller than an asteroid floating freely in space.

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