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Sec1 Sci P7b WL The Earth and Beyond 28words Core (UK KS3 7L & 9J)
Terms in this set (29)
The layer of air above Earth's surface
The expansion of space which we believe started the Universe
A thousand million (1 000 000 000)
24 hours, the time it takes the Earth to spin once on its axis.
The planet we live on.
The Sun or Moon is blocked from view on Earth
An imaginary line around the middle of the Earth.
Billions of stars grouped together.
The largest outer planet made of gas, fifth from the Sun
Objects that emit visible light, also called luminous objects
The galaxy that our Solar System is in.
A thousand thousand (1 000 000)
A moon is a large lump of rock orbiting around a planet. The Moon is the moon that orbits the Earth.
The path that a planet takes around the Sun, or the path that a moon or satellite takes around a planet.
Any very large body that orbits a star in a solar system
Used to be regarded as the ninth and last planet from the Sun; now called a dwarf planet together with others of the same size that are beyond its orbit
POLES, OF EARTH
The north and south points of the Earth connected by its axis of tilt
A large outer planet made of gas, sixth from the Sun
Changes in the climate during the year as the Earth moves around its orbit
A star with planets and other objects orbiting it.
A huge ball of gas that gives out heat and light energy.
The star that the Earth orbits around.
A device made with lenses that allows distant objects to be seen clearly
All the galaxies and the space between them make up the Universe.
A large outer planet made of gas, seventh from the Sun
A rocky inner planet, second from the Sun
The length of time it takes a planet to go around the Sun. One year on Earth is 365.25 days.
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