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asteroid
a small rocky body orbiting the sun
comet
A ball of frozen dust and rock that orbits the sun and has a tail that glows
Gravity
A force of attraction between objects that is due to their masses.
inner planets
the planets closest to the Sun: Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars
meteor
A streak of light in the sky produced by the burning of a meteoroid in Earth's atmosphere.
meteorite
A meteoroid that has hit earth's surface.
Meteoriod
A chunk of rock or dust in space
moon
A natural satellite that revolves around a planet.
orbit
The path of an object as it revolves around another object in space
outer planets
Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
planets
Major bodies that orbit a star
satellite
An object that revolves around another object in space
solar system
sun, planets, and all the other objects that revolve around the sun
sun
The star at the center of our solar system