Science Final Exam Review Part 2
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the tide with the least difference between consecutive low and high tides
The tide with the greatest difference between consecutive low and high tides
a small body moving in the solar system that would become a meteor if it entered the earth's atmosphere.
a meteoroid that strikes a planet or a moon
The spinning of Earth on its axis
The movement of an object around another object
Occurs when the Moon passes directly between the Sun and Earth and casts a shadow over part of Earth
the blocking of sunlight to the moon that occurs when Earth is directly between the sun and the moon
a panel designed to absorb the sun's rays as a source of energy for generating electricity or heating.
a nuclear reaction in which atomic nuclei of low atomic number fuse to form a heavier nucleus with the release of energy.
The two days of the year on which neither hemisphere is tilted toward or away from the sun
The outer layer of the sun's atmosphere.
Energy that is radiated or transmitted in the form of rays or waves or particles.
The transfer of heat by the movement of a fluid
The direct transfer of heat from one substance to another substance that it is touching.
A elongated circle, or oval shape, the shape of the planets orbit.
The darkest part of a shadow
the lighter part of a shadow where light is partially blocked
the visible surface of the sun
The middle layer of the sun's atmosphere
A huge, reddish loop of gas that protrudes from the sun's surface, linking parts of sunspot regions.
the brilliant explosion of a dying supergiant star
Between Mars and Jupiter
Rich, dark organic material formed by decay of vegetable matter, essential to soil's fertility
A group of stars that form a pattern in the sky
A force of attraction between objects that is due to their masses.
The tendency of an object to resist a change in motion
Dark, flat areas on the moon's surface formed from huge ancient lava flows.