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IELTS vocabulary: Earth and Space (Quizlet cards)
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A vehicle in which people travel into space and back
The sun and planets that move around it.
A person trained to travel in a spacecraft.
To send something out, such as a new ship into the water or a spacecraft into space.
A creature from a different planet.
To travel through (an unfamiliar area) in order to learn about it.
A small case or container, especially a round or cylindrical one.
A large cylinder-shaped object that moves very fast by forcing out burning gases, used for space travel or as a weapon.
Relating to the universe.
An accident that happens when two vehicles hit each other with force.
A small rocky body orbiting the sun.
A bowl-shaped area that forms around a volcano's central opening.
To throw or bend back (from a surface).
The curved path through which objects in space move around a planet or star.
To turn or cause something to turn in a circle, especially around a fixed point.
To cause to move towards; push.
The mixture of gases that surrounds some planets, such as the earth.
A collection of stars, dust, and gas bound together by gravity.
The line at which the sky and Earth appear to meet.
A mass that enters earth's atmosphere, becoming incandescent.
Any location outside the Earth's atmosphere.
The act of spreading outward from a central source.
A natural object moving around a larger object in space, or an artificial object sent up into space to travel around the earth.
Avehicle in which people can travel round the earth, outside its atmosphere, doing scientific tests.
The state of being without detectable weight.
Relating to the moon.
Relating to the Earth or to land; worldly.
Not suitable to live in.
Without the physical presence of people to control.
To get used to a certain climate.
To send people to live in and govern another country.
To stay on the surface of a liquid and not sink.
To cause or allow something to continue for a period of time.
A device built to observe distant objects by making them appear closer.
Unidentified flying objects
The scientific study of the universe and of objects that exist naturally in space, such as the moon, the sun, planets, and stars.
An occasion when the sun disappears from view, either completely or partly, while the moon is moving between it and the earth, or when the moon becomes darker while the shadow of the earth moves over it.
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