Like this study set? Create a free account to save it.

Sign up for an account

Already have a Quizlet account? .

Create an account


the time it takes for a planet to make a turn (rotation) on its axis (from one solar noon to another)


the time it takes for a planet to make one revolution around the sun

Lunar month

The time it takes for the moon to revolve one time around the Earth (~29.5 days)


the force of attration between all masses; dependent on two things: mass of the objects and distance between objects


the tendency of a moving object to continue in a straight line or a stationary object to remain in place unless acted on by an outside force (like gravity)


A medium-sized star, one of billions, and closest to us (a yellow dwarf star)

Solar System Mnemonic

My Very Eagar Mother Just Served Us Nachos (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune)

Astronomical Unit (AU)

the average distance between the Earth and the Sun, or approximately 150,000,000 km (93 million miles)

Rotation (picture)

Revolution (picture)

Gravity (picture)

shown by line #2

Inertia (Picture)

shown by line #1

Revolution (pic)

shown by line #3


the angle of an object (sun, star, etc.) above the horizon


where the earth meets the sky

Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.

Having trouble? Click here for help.

We can’t access your microphone!

Click the icon above to update your browser permissions and try again


Reload the page to try again!


Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom

Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom

It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.

Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.

For more help, see our troubleshooting page.

Your microphone is muted

For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.

Star this term

You can study starred terms together

Voice Recording