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Unit 2 Astronomy
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inner planets are
Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars
is the 8th planet in our solar system
Earth's tilted axis
causes Day and night on Earth
phase seen when moon is between the earth and the sun
A phase of the moon coming after a new moon and before a 1st quarter moon that is a lit up crescent on the right
when the northern hemisphere is tilted away from the sun what season is being experienced in the Southern Hemisphere, and why?
The Southern Hemisphere is experiencing summer because Earth's tilt is causing the Sun's rays to strike it less directly
what's the name of the largest planet in our solar system
what does the heliocentric model show
sun is the center of the solar system
what does the geocentric model state
that the earth is the center of the solar system
what ring of rocks lies between mars and jupiter
What term means that the phases of the moon are getting smaller
All of the planets revolve around the Sun due to its
The four inner planets are considered terrestrial due to their surfaces being
Who developed the heliocentric theory?
who developed the geocentric theory?
What is a revolution?
the movement of one object around another
What is rotation?
The spinning of Earth on its axis
What is another name for a low tide when the moon phase is in first or last quarter?
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