Unit 13 - Space
Terms in this set (14)
A mixture of gases that surrounds a planet or moon.
Protective layer in atmosphere that shields earth from UV radiation.
Bottom layer in the atmosphere - where we live, breathe . It is also where all the weather occurs
a beautiful display of light in the sky that come from interactions between particles from the sun's atmosphere and gases in the ionosphere.
The outer layer of the thermosphere, extending outward into space.
A force of attraction between objects that is due to their masses.
a high-speed high-altitude airstream blowing from west to east near the top of the troposphere
The 3rd layer of Earth's atmosphere immediately above the stratosphere and is the coldest layer.
A streak of light in the sky produced by the burning of a meteoroid in Earth's atmosphere.
An object that revolves around another object in space
sun, planets, and all the other objects that revolve around the sun
2nd layer of atmosphere; extends from 10 to 30 miles up; location of ozone layer.
The 4th layer of the atmosphere and is characterized throughout by an increase in temperature with height.
a type of energy that comes to Earth from the Sun, can damage skin and cause cancer, and is mostly absorbed by the ozone layer