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17 terms
Earth in the universe - Astronomy
Big Bang Theory
Planet
Natural Satellite
Dwarf Planet
15 Billion years age the universe began expanding out of an e…
An astronomical object orbiting a star (like a sun) massive e…
A celestial body that orbits another body
Similar to a planet, but it lakes the strong gravitational fi…
Big Bang Theory
15 Billion years age the universe began expanding out of an e…
Planet
An astronomical object orbiting a star (like a sun) massive e…
16 terms
Earth and space modern astronomy
Perihelion
Precession
Rotation
Earths tilted axis
Earth is closest to the sun
Earths axis slowly but continuously points in different direc…
Movement of earth responsible for day and night
Causes the seasons
Perihelion
Earth is closest to the sun
Precession
Earths axis slowly but continuously points in different direc…
61 terms
Earth and Environmental- Astronomy
Astronomy
Heliocentric
Geocentric
Johannes Kepler
The scientific study of the universe; it includes the observa…
Describes the view that the sun is at the center of the solar…
Describes the concept of Earth- centered universe.
Discovered planetary motion laws... Defined AU
Astronomy
The scientific study of the universe; it includes the observa…
Heliocentric
Describes the view that the sun is at the center of the solar…
46 terms
Earth Science SOL Review (Astronomy)
The Earths's Tilt at 23.5 degrees is
When the Hemisphere is tilted toward t…
Area around the _____get most of the d…
3rd planet from the sun (inner, rocky…
the (reason for the seasons)
summer
equator
Earth
The Earths's Tilt at 23.5 degrees is
the (reason for the seasons)
When the Hemisphere is tilted toward t…
summer
67 terms
Astronomy Earth Science SOL Review
Terrestrial Planets
Asteroids
planet
asteroid belt
Inner planets closes to the sun
Rocky or metallic iron objects
an object in orbit around the Sun that is large enough to hav…
Region where asteroids orbit harmlessly
Terrestrial Planets
Inner planets closes to the sun
Asteroids
Rocky or metallic iron objects
26 terms
Earth Science Astronomy
Axis of rotation
Revolution
Duration of insolation
New York State has several more hours…
Rotation is movement around an axis. Earth rotates every *2…
An object traveling around another on a set orbit. Earth revo…
The length of time daylight is received at a location during…
Earth rotates on its axis and revolves around the sun. This a…
Axis of rotation
Rotation is movement around an axis. Earth rotates every *2…
Revolution
An object traveling around another on a set orbit. Earth revo…
12 terms
Earth, Sun & Moon :: Astronomy :: Earth Science
astronomy
crater
solar system
orbit
The study of the stars, planets, and space
A large, wide, flat hole in the surface of the moon or a planet
The sun and the planets that orbit it.
The circular path an object takes around a center point.
astronomy
The study of the stars, planets, and space
crater
A large, wide, flat hole in the surface of the moon or a planet
28 terms
Earth and Environmental Astronomy
Astronomy
terrestrial planets
Jovian planets
Johannes Kepler
The science that studies the universe. It includes the observ…
planets that are ... small and rocky—Mercury, Venus, Earth, and…
the huge gas giants—Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.
German astronomer and mathematician 1571 to 1630 who is famou…
Astronomy
The science that studies the universe. It includes the observ…
terrestrial planets
planets that are ... small and rocky—Mercury, Venus, Earth, and…
10 terms
Astronomy/Earth Science Test
Orbit
Order of Planets from the Sun
Gravity
Revolution
The path of an object as it revolves around another object in…
Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
A force of attraction between objects that is due to their ma…
The movement of an object around another object.
Orbit
The path of an object as it revolves around another object in…
Order of Planets from the Sun
Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
41 terms
Astronomy: Earth & Space Systems
Solar System
Asteriod
Comet
Meteoroid
objects that orbit a central star, include sun, moon, and pla…
a piece of rock smaller than a planet, many are foundorbittin…
a mass of frozen gases and rock that orbits the sun (includes…
a chunk of rock that moves about within the solar system;
Solar System
objects that orbit a central star, include sun, moon, and pla…
Asteriod
a piece of rock smaller than a planet, many are foundorbittin…
25 terms
Earth Science: Astronomy and Earth
polaris
picture of a boat that looks as if it…
gravity
atmosphere
the north star, stays in one position while other stars rotat…
moved along the earths curved surface
the force that pulls everything down to the earth (is stronge…
the air
polaris
the north star, stays in one position while other stars rotat…
picture of a boat that looks as if it…
moved along the earths curved surface
Earth Science - ASTRONOMY QUIZZES
Refracting Telescope
Reflecting Telescope
Radio Telescope
Orbit
A telescope that uses a convex lens to concentrate light from…
A telescope that uses a curved mirror to concentrate light fr…
Collects radio waves and some microwaves using an antenna tha…
The path an object follows as it moves around another object
Refracting Telescope
A telescope that uses a convex lens to concentrate light from…
Reflecting Telescope
A telescope that uses a curved mirror to concentrate light fr…
42 terms
Earth Science SOL Review: Astronomy
The Big Bang Theory
mass
Nebula
Hertzsprung-Russell diagram
States that the universe began in a very hot, dense state tha…
The _____ of a star controls its evolution, length of its lif…
a region or cloud of interstellar dust and gas appearing vari…
Illustrates the relationship between the luminosity and the s…
The Big Bang Theory
States that the universe began in a very hot, dense state tha…
mass
The _____ of a star controls its evolution, length of its lif…
Structure of Earth (Astronomy)
Rifting
Subduction Zone
Transform Faults
Idyllwild Geology
-Occurs when two plates move away from one another... -new rock…
-Occurs when two plates meet head on... -More dense plate moves…
-Occur when two plates slide next to each other, strike-slip…
Coastal range of Mountains... -San Jancinto and San Andreas faul…
Rifting
-Occurs when two plates move away from one another... -new rock…
Subduction Zone
-Occurs when two plates meet head on... -More dense plate moves…
15 terms
Earth Science Midterm (Astronomy)
Nebular Hypothesis S
Nebular Hypothesis N
Nebular Hypothesis A
Nebular Hypothesis P
Star explodes
Nebula forms.
Accretion disk forms.
Proto planets form.
Nebular Hypothesis S
Star explodes
Nebular Hypothesis N
Nebula forms.
11 terms
Earth, Sun & Moon :: Astronomy :: Earth Science
astronomy
solar system
orbit
revolve
The study of the stars, planets, and space
The sun and the planets that orbit it.
The circular path an object takes around a center point.
To go around a center point in a round shape (in an orbit)
astronomy
The study of the stars, planets, and space
solar system
The sun and the planets that orbit it.
37 terms
Kepler's Laws, Earth Science - Astronomy Unit
Inertia
Gravity
Orbital Period
Eccentricity
(physics) the tendency of a body to maintain is state of rest…
A force that exists between two bodies in the Universe.
The time required for a body to complete a single orbit
Deviation of a curve from a circular orbit. (Not a perfect ci…
Inertia
(physics) the tendency of a body to maintain is state of rest…
Gravity
A force that exists between two bodies in the Universe.
10 terms
Earth Science Astronomy
Which type of radiation has the shorte…
The energy of a photon is related to i…
As light passes through a prism, which…
which type of telescope uses a concave…
gamma rays
wavelength
violet
reflecting
Which type of radiation has the shorte…
gamma rays
The energy of a photon is related to i…
wavelength
41 terms
Astronomy: Motions of the Earth & Moon
Axis
Why do we have longer periods of dayli…
What are the 2 major movements of the…
Any planet's period of rotation define…
Imaginary line running through the North and South poles arou…
Because the Earth is tilted on its axis and the Northern hemi…
Rotation and revolution around the sun
days
Axis
Imaginary line running through the North and South poles arou…
Why do we have longer periods of dayli…
Because the Earth is tilted on its axis and the Northern hemi…
10 terms
Earth Science: Astronomy
Axis
Constellations
Coriolis effect
Solar eclipse
The imaginary line that runs from the north to South Pole whi…
A group of stars that form a pattern in the sky and are used…
The deflection of matter moving at Earth's surface to the rig…
When the moon revolves in front of the sun and casts a shadow…
Axis
The imaginary line that runs from the north to South Pole whi…
Constellations
A group of stars that form a pattern in the sky and are used…
28 terms
Houmard Earth Science Astronomy
Celestial Body
Ellipse
Mercury
Planet
Stars and Planets
An oval shaped path
The first planet from the sun
A celestial body moving in an elliptical orbit
Celestial Body
Stars and Planets
Ellipse
An oval shaped path
58 terms
Earth Science Astronomy
Spring/ Fall 90°N (North Pole)
Spring/ Fall 66.5°N (Arctic Circle)
Spring/ Fall 41 °N (Suffern)
Spring/ Fall 23.5°N (Tropic of Cancer)
12 hours of daylight
12 hours of daylight
12 hours of daylight
12 hours of daylight
Spring/ Fall 90°N (North Pole)
12 hours of daylight
Spring/ Fall 66.5°N (Arctic Circle)
12 hours of daylight
16 terms
Earth Science: Meteorology & Astronomy
wet air
dry air
cold air
warm air
maritime
continental
polar
tropical
wet air
maritime
dry air
continental
18 terms
Astronomy: Earth and Space
Geocentric
Heliocentric
Northern Hemisphere
Southern Hemisphere
The model were Earth is at the orbital center of all celestia…
The model were the Sun is at the orbital Center of all celest…
The half of Earth north of the equator.
The half of Earth south of the equator.
Geocentric
The model were Earth is at the orbital center of all celestia…
Heliocentric
The model were the Sun is at the orbital Center of all celest…
45 terms
Astronomy: Earth & Space Systems
Solar System
Asteriod
Comet
Meteoroid
objects that orbit a central star, include sun, moon, and pla…
a piece of rock smaller than a planet, many are foundorbittin…
a mass of frozen gases and rock that orbits the sun (includes…
a chunk of rock that moves about within the solar system;
Solar System
objects that orbit a central star, include sun, moon, and pla…
Asteriod
a piece of rock smaller than a planet, many are foundorbittin…
16 terms
Astronomy and Earth vocabulary|German|
die Erde
der Stern
sich drehen
die Richtung
Planet Earth
The Star
They rotate
The direction
die Erde
Planet Earth
der Stern
The Star
Astronomy: Earth in Space
Astronomy
Axis
Rotation
Revolution
The study of the moon, stars, and other objects in space.
Line passing through Earth's center and poles.
Movement of Earth around its axis.
Movement of Earth around the sun.
Astronomy
The study of the moon, stars, and other objects in space.
Axis
Line passing through Earth's center and poles.
27 terms
earth science astronomy
angle of insolation
solar noon
sunrise
sunset
the altitude of the sun over the horizon measured in degrees
sun is highest in the sky- warmest
sun lowest in the sky-coolest
sun low in the sky-cooler
angle of insolation
the altitude of the sun over the horizon measured in degrees
solar noon
sun is highest in the sky- warmest
114 terms
Earth Science - Astronomy
Light year
Astronomical Unit
Galaxy
Spiral galaxy
the distance light travels in one year; 9.5 X 10 12 (9.5 tril…
unit of measure of the light year; for instance our closest s…
a system of billions of stars
Example: milky way
Light year
the distance light travels in one year; 9.5 X 10 12 (9.5 tril…
Astronomical Unit
unit of measure of the light year; for instance our closest s…
23 terms
Astronomy Earth Science Vocab
Altitude
asteroid
celestial objects
comet
the angle of a of a celestial object above the horizon; usual…
a solid, rocky and/ or metallic body that independently orbit…
any object in the universe outside of earths atmosphere, incl…
a low density object composed of materials (ices) that easily…
Altitude
the angle of a of a celestial object above the horizon; usual…
asteroid
a solid, rocky and/ or metallic body that independently orbit…
35 terms
Earth-Space Science: Astronomy
moon
albedo
maria
ejecta
Satellite orbiting around a heavenly body
The amount of sunlight that a surface reflects
Dark, smooth plains on the moon's surface
Material blasted out as a result of impact that fell back to…
moon
Satellite orbiting around a heavenly body
albedo
The amount of sunlight that a surface reflects
10 terms
Astronomy Earth and Environmental NC
Astronomy
terrestrial planets
Jovian planets
Johannes Kepler
The science that studies the universe. It includes the observ…
planets that are small and rocky—Mercury, Venus, Earth, and M…
the huge gas giants—Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.
German astronomer and mathematician 1571 to 1630... who is famou…
Astronomy
The science that studies the universe. It includes the observ…
terrestrial planets
planets that are small and rocky—Mercury, Venus, Earth, and M…
20 terms
earth science review- astronomy
big bang theory
layers of atmosphere
albedo
accretion
universe has been expanding since explosion
troposphere, mesosphere, stratosphere, thermosphere, exosphere
sunlight reflected off an object
creation of planets from rocks
big bang theory
universe has been expanding since explosion
layers of atmosphere
troposphere, mesosphere, stratosphere, thermosphere, exosphere
40 terms
CMS Earth Science Astronomy
Astronomy
Year
Month
Day
The study of all physical objects beyond Earth
The time required for the Earth to orbit the sun once
Roughly the time required for the moon to orbit the Earth once
The time required for the Earth to rotate once on its axis
Astronomy
The study of all physical objects beyond Earth
Year
The time required for the Earth to orbit the sun once
28 terms
Earth/Environmental Science - Astronomy
Universe
Galaxy
Rotation
Revolution
Everything, All of space, stars, planets, etc.
A system of millions/billions stars all together, gas and dus…
The process of turning or circling around something. Ex: The…
Movement of one object around a center or another object. Ex:…
Universe
Everything, All of space, stars, planets, etc.
Galaxy
A system of millions/billions stars all together, gas and dus…
20 terms
Houmard Earth Science Astronomy Vocabulary
Solar Nebula Hypothesis
Universe
Galaxy
Nutation
...
...
...
...
Solar Nebula Hypothesis
...
Universe
...
37 terms
Astronomy stuff in space as observed from Earth
astronomy
asteroids
black hole
comet
The study of the moon, stars and other objects in space.
objects that are revolving around the sun that are to small a…
The remains of an extremely massive star pulled into a small…
a ball of ice and dust whose orbit is a long, narrow ellipse.
astronomy
The study of the moon, stars and other objects in space.
asteroids
objects that are revolving around the sun that are to small a…
13 terms
Earth Science: Astronomy
Doppler effect
Red shift
Star
Nuclear fusion
The apparent shifting of a star's electromagnetic wavelengths…
Objects moving apart from each other causing the electromagne…
A large ball of gas held together by gravity that produces to…
Combining of the nuclei of smaller elements into larger eleme…
Doppler effect
The apparent shifting of a star's electromagnetic wavelengths…
Red shift
Objects moving apart from each other causing the electromagne…
41 terms
Earth Science {Astronomy}
Astronomy
Universe Age
The Theory of Formation
The Big Bang Theory
the study of the universe, the stars, the planets, and all ot…
13.7 Billion Years Old
the belief that the universe formed with The Big Bang Theory
after a gigantic explosion, matter organized into atoms and s…
Astronomy
the study of the universe, the stars, the planets, and all ot…
Universe Age
13.7 Billion Years Old
23 terms
BYU I EARTH 051 Astronomy
The distance from the earth to the Sun…
Match the bright star with the appropr…
Match the bright star with the appropr…
Match the bright star with the appropr…
the astronomical unit
Ursa Minor
Lyra
Cygnus
The distance from the earth to the Sun…
the astronomical unit
Match the bright star with the appropr…
Ursa Minor
93 terms
Earth and Environmental- Astronomy
Astronomy
Heliocentric
Geocentric
Johannes Kepler
The scientific study of the universe; it includes the observa…
Describes the view that the sun is at the center of the solar…
Describes the concept of Earth- centered universe.
Discovered 3 planetary motion laws
Astronomy
The scientific study of the universe; it includes the observa…
Heliocentric
Describes the view that the sun is at the center of the solar…
41 terms
AEPA Earth Science: Astronomy
Sidreal day
Mean solar day
Hydrostatic equilibrium
layers of the Sun Atmosphere
A day as measured by the earth's rotation
A day as measured by 24 hours
Law which states that fluids are in balance with each other a…
Photosphere: surface visible from earth... Chronosphere: layer o…
Sidreal day
A day as measured by the earth's rotation
Mean solar day
A day as measured by 24 hours
45 terms
Astronomy: Earth & Space Systems
Solar System
Asteriod
Comet
Meteoroid
objects that orbit a central star, include sun, moon, and pla…
a piece of rock smaller than a planet, many are foundorbittin…
a mass of frozen gases and rock that orbits the sun (includes…
a chunk of rock that moves about within the solar system;
Solar System
objects that orbit a central star, include sun, moon, and pla…
Asteriod
a piece of rock smaller than a planet, many are foundorbittin…
18 terms
Astronomy-Earth Science: Ratcliffe
solar eclipse
new moon
polaris
milkyway
When the moon's shadow causes an eclipse. The moon is between…
When the moon appears fully dark in the night sky.
The north star.
The galaxy we live in.
solar eclipse
When the moon's shadow causes an eclipse. The moon is between…
new moon
When the moon appears fully dark in the night sky.
28 terms
Earth and Space: Astronomy
spectroscope
aphelion
perigee
big bang theory
Instrument used to view the properties of light over electrom…
when the orbit of an object hits a point that is farthest fro…
the point in which the moon's orbit is closest to the earth
this theory states that the universe began expanding from an…
spectroscope
Instrument used to view the properties of light over electrom…
aphelion
when the orbit of an object hits a point that is farthest fro…
15 terms
Earth Science Vocab (Astronomy)
optical telescopes
eye-piece lens
electromagnetic energy
visible spectrum
use light to produce magnified images
lens you look into for viewing for a telescope
A form of energy that travels through space as waves
Light energy that can be seen and can be broken into the colo…
optical telescopes
use light to produce magnified images
eye-piece lens
lens you look into for viewing for a telescope
33 terms
earth science: astronomy
Polaris
Polaris illusion
north celestial
Ursa Minor
north star- points N... only visible from the N hemisphere... direc…
all other stars appear to rotate around it
north pole
Little Dipper
Polaris
north star- points N... only visible from the N hemisphere... direc…
Polaris illusion
all other stars appear to rotate around it
Astronomy ( Earth Science)
Geocentric Theory
Heliocentric Theory
Apparent motion
Moon Phases
Earth is the center of the Universe. (False theory).
Every thing revolves around the sun studied by Galelo and Cop…
When something appears to be moving or not moving the way it…
Geocentric Theory
Earth is the center of the Universe. (False theory).
Heliocentric Theory
Every thing revolves around the sun studied by Galelo and Cop…
Astronomy- Earth, Moon, and Sun
Astronomy
Axis
Rotation
Revolution
The study of the moon, stars, and other objects in space.
An imaginary line that passes through Earth's center and the…
The spinning motion of a planet on its axis.
The movement of an object around another object.
Astronomy
The study of the moon, stars, and other objects in space.
Axis
An imaginary line that passes through Earth's center and the…
51 terms
Earth Science Astronomy
Inner Planets
Outer Planets
Spiral galaxy
Elliptical Galaxy
-near the Sun... -small and rocky... -lightweight... -gases boiled awa…
-far away from the Sun... -huge... -gas giants... -keep lightweight ga…
Bulge at the center with arms coming out of it. Can be split…
Ellipse or oval. Brightness decreases as you get farther away…
Inner Planets
-near the Sun... -small and rocky... -lightweight... -gases boiled awa…
Outer Planets
-far away from the Sun... -huge... -gas giants... -keep lightweight ga…
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