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Lesson 4: Investigating Lunar Patterns (Space Systems Exploration)
Vocabulary for Smithsonian STC-MS Space Systems Exploration Unit
Terms in this set (15)
Datum (plural data)
A single piece of information; something used as a basis for calculating or measuring.
When the entire face of the Moon is illuminated, as viewed from Earth; occurs when the Moon is on the opposite side of Earth from the Sun.
The force of attraction between two bodies that have mass, even though the bodies may not be touching.
When tidal water reaches its highest level.
To light up.
When tidal water reaches its lowest level.
The appearance of the Moon as determined by the illuminated portion of the Moon that is visible from Earth.
Lower-than-normal high tide that occurs when the first- or third- quarter moon, Earth, and the Sun are at right angles to each other and the gravitational force of the Sun partially offsets the gravitational force of the Moon.
When the Moon is not visible in the night sky; occurs when the Moon is between the Sun and Earth.
The science of creating maps using radar data.
A type of instrument that detects radio-frequency radiation using a radio receiver and antenna system.
A layer or loose rock, soil, and dust that sits on top of the surface of many terrestrial bodies.
Higher-than-normal high tide during the month that normally occurs during a new and full moon when the Sun, Moon and Earth are in line and their gravitational forces are combined.
A lunar phase in which the lighted portion of the Moon's side that faces Earth is getting smaller.
A lunar phase in which the lighted portion of the Moon's side that faces Earth is getting larger.
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