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32 terms
Space Science Terms
axis
ellipse
equinox
rotation
the line about which a rotating body, such as the earth, turns
An ellipse is a closed curve, the intersection of a right cir…
the time when the sun crosses the plane of the earth's equato…
The movement of turning on an axis.
axis
the line about which a rotating body, such as the earth, turns
ellipse
An ellipse is a closed curve, the intersection of a right cir…
43 terms
Earth & Space Science Terms
air mass
black hole
continental shelf
continental slope
a large body of air with certain temperature and moisture
an infinite warp in space with gravity strong enough to trap…
the nearly flat area of the ocean bottom where the ocean meet…
the sloping area that extends from the edge of the continenta…
air mass
a large body of air with certain temperature and moisture
black hole
an infinite warp in space with gravity strong enough to trap…
31 terms
Space Science
Astronomical Unit
Light Year
Azimuth
Altitude
The average distance between the earth and the sun. in terms…
The distance that light can travel in one year. In terms of K…
Position of a star starting at north (0ᵒ), to east (90ᵒ), to…
Position of a star up from the horizon starting at the horizo…
Astronomical Unit
The average distance between the earth and the sun. in terms…
Light Year
The distance that light can travel in one year. In terms of K…
62 terms
Earth & Space Science Terms
Oceanography
Open cluster
Open universe
Opinion
the study of Earth's oceans
a small group of stars that is located along the spiral disk…
the theory that the universe will continue to slowly expand f…
a personal belief that is often based on a person's own value…
Oceanography
the study of Earth's oceans
Open cluster
a small group of stars that is located along the spiral disk…
32 terms
Science Terms Space
Comet
Asteroid
Planet
Star
(astronomy) a relatively small extraterrestrial body consisti…
any of numerous small celestial bodies composed of rock and m…
An object that orbits a star, is large enough to have become…
a fixed luminous point in the night sky that is a large, remo…
Comet
(astronomy) a relatively small extraterrestrial body consisti…
Asteroid
any of numerous small celestial bodies composed of rock and m…
10 terms
MAP science terms space
rotate
revolve
force
gravity
turn on or around an axis or a center
move in an orbit
a push or pull exerted on an object
a force of attraction between objects that is due to their ma…
rotate
turn on or around an axis or a center
revolve
move in an orbit
11 terms
7th Grade Science Space Terms
Solar System
Gravity
Orbit
Ozone Layer
A sun, planets, moons and other objects held together by the…
A force of attraction between objects that is due to their ma…
the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body…
a layer in the stratosphere (at approximately 20 miles) that…
Solar System
A sun, planets, moons and other objects held together by the…
Gravity
A force of attraction between objects that is due to their ma…
81 terms
Earth and Space Science Terms
CRUST
CONTINENTAL CRUST
OCEANIC CRUST
MANTLE
earth's outermost layer.
the lighter, older, and thicker part of earths crust which ma…
the rock that makes up the ocean floor
the layer of earth beneath the crust
CRUST
earth's outermost layer.
CONTINENTAL CRUST
the lighter, older, and thicker part of earths crust which ma…
31 terms
Space Out Science Terms
telescope
Solar System
star
sun
a tool that makes distant objects appear larger, brighter, an…
the sun, planets, moons, and other objects that orbit the sun
a ball of hot gases that gives off light and other forms of e…
the nearest star to Earth
telescope
a tool that makes distant objects appear larger, brighter, an…
Solar System
the sun, planets, moons, and other objects that orbit the sun
27 terms
Science: Space Terms
moon phases
star
The Sun
Orbit
there are 8 of them
a massive ball continuously exploding, interacting gases (usu…
The star in which the Earth and all the other planets orbit a…
The (invisible) path an object in space follows as it moves d…
moon phases
there are 8 of them
star
a massive ball continuously exploding, interacting gases (usu…
8 terms
Space Science
axis of rotation
revolution
season
equinox
An imaginary line about which a turning body, such as Earth r…
The motion of one body around another, such as Earth on its o…
One part of a pattern of temperature changes and other weathe…
In an orbit, a position and time in which sunlight shines equ…
axis of rotation
An imaginary line about which a turning body, such as Earth r…
revolution
The motion of one body around another, such as Earth on its o…
20 terms
Science Space Unit Terms
Equinox
Winter solstice
Summer solstice
Radiation
Equal day and night- neither end of Earth's axis is tilted to…
Shortest daylight of the year- south end of Earth's axis is t…
Longest daylight of the year- north end of Earth's axis is ti…
Heat from the sun
Equinox
Equal day and night- neither end of Earth's axis is tilted to…
Winter solstice
Shortest daylight of the year- south end of Earth's axis is t…
20 terms
Science space unit terms
rotation
gravity
equinox
asteroid
The spinning motion of a planet about its axis
A force of attraction between objects that is due to their ma…
The two days of the year on which neither hemisphere is tilte…
any of numerous small celestial bodies composed of rock and m…
rotation
The spinning motion of a planet about its axis
gravity
A force of attraction between objects that is due to their ma…
Science: Space Terms
moon phases
star
The Sun
Orbit
there are 8 of them
a massive ball continuously exploding, interacting gases (usu…
The star in which the Earth and all the other planets orbit a…
The (invisible) path an object in space follows as it moves d…
moon phases
there are 8 of them
star
a massive ball continuously exploding, interacting gases (usu…
16 terms
Space Science Terms
Elliptical
Geocentric model
Gravitational force
Heliocentric model
An oval and egg-like shape.
A model in which the Earth is in the center of the Solar Syst…
An attraction between two or more objects by... gravity.
A model in which the Sun is in the center of the Solar System.
Elliptical
An oval and egg-like shape.
Geocentric model
A model in which the Earth is in the center of the Solar Syst…
14 terms
Earth and Space science terms
albedo
cryosphere
magnetism
seismic waves
the proportion of the incident light or radiation that is ref…
part of the earth where the surface is frozen, comprising the…
one aspect of the combined electromagnetic force.
elastic wave in the earth produced by an earthquake or other…
albedo
the proportion of the incident light or radiation that is ref…
cryosphere
part of the earth where the surface is frozen, comprising the…
52 terms
Science Space Unit Terms
Aristarchus
Ptolemy
Copernicus
Kepler
Ancient Greek astronomer and mathematician who presented the…
Greco-Egyptian writer, who supported a geocentric theory (sun…
Imagined and supported a heliocentric solar system. Believed…
A scientist whose scientific ideas contrasted with his religi…
Aristarchus
Ancient Greek astronomer and mathematician who presented the…
Ptolemy
Greco-Egyptian writer, who supported a geocentric theory (sun…
30 terms
Space science terms
Steady State universe
Expanding universe
Big Bang
Olber's Paradox
Theory that the universe has always existed and has always be…
The concept that the universe is increasing in size and every…
The rapid expansion of matter from a state of extremely high…
The paradox if stars are distributed evenly throughout the un…
Steady State universe
Theory that the universe has always existed and has always be…
Expanding universe
The concept that the universe is increasing in size and every…
11 terms
Earth Space Science Terms
Daylight
Day
Night
Axis
Period of time a point on the Earth spends in sunlight (also…
Amount of time it takes for the Earth to rotate once around i…
Period of time that a point on the Earth spends in darkness,…
Line around which something rotates, like the center of a bic…
Daylight
Period of time a point on the Earth spends in sunlight (also…
Day
Amount of time it takes for the Earth to rotate once around i…
54 terms
AA space terms Science
Inner planets
Outer planets
Asteroid belt
Meteor
Planets closest to the sun-Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars
Planets beyond the asteroid belt- Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Ne…
Many small rocky objects orbiting the sun; between the orbits…
Shooting stars; pieces of space rock falling through the eart…
Inner planets
Planets closest to the sun-Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars
Outer planets
Planets beyond the asteroid belt- Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Ne…
18 terms
Science Terms - Earth and Space
axis
rotation
orbit
revolution
an imaginary line that runs through the center of the Earth
one whole spin of an object on its axis
the path an object takes as it revolves around a star, planet…
one full orbit of an object around another object
axis
an imaginary line that runs through the center of the Earth
rotation
one whole spin of an object on its axis
13 terms
Science (Space)
galaxy
star
nebula
main sequence
(n.): a huge system with a lot of stars, gas, and dust
(n.): a burning ball of gas
(n.): a cloud of gas and dust in space
(n.): when a cloud of gas and dust becomes a star and is maki…
galaxy
(n.): a huge system with a lot of stars, gas, and dust
star
(n.): a burning ball of gas
21 terms
Science - Space
solar system
meteoroid
comet
orbit
(noun) The sun together with all the planets and other celest…
(noun) A small solid extraterrestrial body, moving in space,…
(noun) A celestial body that orbits the sun and consists of a…
(noun) The curved path of a celestial object or spacecraft ar…
solar system
(noun) The sun together with all the planets and other celest…
meteoroid
(noun) A small solid extraterrestrial body, moving in space,…
56 terms
Science Space Terms
Electromagnetic (EM) radiation
Electromagnetic (EM) spectrum
Sunspots
Solar flare
The energy emitted from matter in the form of electromagnetic…
The range of wavelengths of EM radiation, from radio waves to…
dark spots appearing on the Sun's surface that are darker and…
Gases and charged particles that are expelled above an active…
Electromagnetic (EM) radiation
The energy emitted from matter in the form of electromagnetic…
Electromagnetic (EM) spectrum
The range of wavelengths of EM radiation, from radio waves to…
46 terms
Earth space science terms
Name 3 zones of volcanism
How does a hotspot form a volcano?
Diagram of the interior of a volcano
Name 3 types of volcanic cones
subduction zone,mid-ocean ridge,hotspot
the magma rises through the cracks and erupts to form volcanoes
shield volcano,cinder cones,composite cones
Name 3 zones of volcanism
subduction zone,mid-ocean ridge,hotspot
How does a hotspot form a volcano?
the magma rises through the cracks and erupts to form volcanoes
21 terms
Science 9: Space Terms
Terrestrial Planet
Jovian Planet
AU (Astronomical Unit)
Meteoroid
Is a rocky planet that is composed primarily of silicate rock…
Planets that are made up of gas. They are also known as gas g…
A unit of measurement equal to about 150 000 000 kilometres,…
Is a small rocky or metallic body in outer space.
Terrestrial Planet
Is a rocky planet that is composed primarily of silicate rock…
Jovian Planet
Planets that are made up of gas. They are also known as gas g…
5 terms
Space Science
Absorption and Emission Spectrum
Life Cycle of a Sun
Big Bang Theory
Super Nova
- The blue side of the spectrum (the blue shift) represents s…
Normal Sun: Stellar Nebula -> Average sun -> Red Giant -> Pla…
Big Bang Theory:... - The Universe is expanding.... - The further t…
A Super Nova is a massive explosion resulting from the death…
Absorption and Emission Spectrum
- The blue side of the spectrum (the blue shift) represents s…
Life Cycle of a Sun
Normal Sun: Stellar Nebula -> Average sun -> Red Giant -> Pla…
11 terms
Space Science
solar system
geocentric
heliocentric
parallax
the sun and all of the planets and other bodies that travel a…
describes something that uses Earth as a reference point
sun-centered
an apparent shift in the position of an object when viewed fr…
solar system
the sun and all of the planets and other bodies that travel a…
geocentric
describes something that uses Earth as a reference point
18 terms
Space Science
AU's
Asteroid
Axis
Circumference
astronomical units
A rocky body that orbits the sun
An imaginary line through a body, about which it rotates.
The distance around a circle
AU's
astronomical units
Asteroid
A rocky body that orbits the sun
6 terms
Space Science terms
Solar System
Star
Universe
Galaxy
Consists of a star and all of the bodies in orbit around it.
Large body that is composed of gas and emits light.
Space and all matter and energy.
A large collection of stars, gas, and dust that is held toget…
Solar System
Consists of a star and all of the bodies in orbit around it.
Star
Large body that is composed of gas and emits light.
20 terms
Earth and Space Science Terms Eathquakes
Continental Drift
Pangaea
Seafloor Spreading
Plate Tectonics
The gradual movement of the continents across the earth's sur…
A hypothetical supercontinent that included all current land…
the formation of new areas of oceanic crust, which occurs thr…
a theory explaining the structure of the earth's crust and ma…
Continental Drift
The gradual movement of the continents across the earth's sur…
Pangaea
A hypothetical supercontinent that included all current land…
62 terms
Earth & Space Science Terms
Oceanography
Open cluster
Open universe
Opinion
the study of Earth's oceans
a small group of stars that is located along the spiral disk…
the theory that the universe will continue to slowly expand f…
a personal belief that is often based on a person's own value…
Oceanography
the study of Earth's oceans
Open cluster
a small group of stars that is located along the spiral disk…
19 terms
Science Space Terms
APU
ATO
Abort
Booster
AUXILIARY POWER UNIT- the orbiter has three of these that are…
ABORT TO ORBIT- a mode of orbit that takes the orbiter into a…
ABORT- to cut the mission or activity short
BOOSTER- an engine that assists the normal propulsive system…
APU
AUXILIARY POWER UNIT- the orbiter has three of these that are…
ATO
ABORT TO ORBIT- a mode of orbit that takes the orbiter into a…
15 terms
Science: Space Vocabulary Terms
rocket
thrust
velocity
orbital velocity
a device that expels gas in one direction to move in the oppo…
the reaction force that propels a rocket forward
speed in a given direction
the velocity a rocket must achieve to establish an orbit arou…
rocket
a device that expels gas in one direction to move in the oppo…
thrust
the reaction force that propels a rocket forward
12 terms
Science space terms
Universe
Galaxy
Star
Planet
Holds everything in existence; all existing matter... Ex. Our un…
Cluster of stars, planets, and other matter held together by…
Fixed, luminous point in the night sky made of gas that creat…
Large celestial body that revolves around the star... Ex. Earth,…
Universe
Holds everything in existence; all existing matter... Ex. Our un…
Galaxy
Cluster of stars, planets, and other matter held together by…
27 terms
Science Terms and Questions: Space
Constellation
Galaxy
Orbit
Solar System
a group of stars that form a pattern in the sky
millions or billions of stars held together in a group by the…
the path an object in space takes to move around another obje…
The Sun and its family of orbiting planets, moons, and other…
Constellation
a group of stars that form a pattern in the sky
Galaxy
millions or billions of stars held together in a group by the…
12 terms
Science space terms
Telescope
Reflecting telescope
Refracting telescope
Very Large Array
An instrument that gathers visible light and provides images…
Has a curved mirror that gathers light
Has a convex lens that gathers light
A group of radio telescopes that show more detail than the la…
Telescope
An instrument that gathers visible light and provides images…
Reflecting telescope
Has a curved mirror that gathers light
45 terms
Space Science Terms
Solar System
Planet
Star
Galaxy
The collection of large and small bodies that orbit our centr…
A spherical body that orbits the Sun.
A large celestial body that is composed of gas and emits light.
A large collection of stars, gas, and dust that is held toget…
Solar System
The collection of large and small bodies that orbit our centr…
Planet
A spherical body that orbits the Sun.
13 terms
Science Space Terms
Nebula
Protostar
Main Sequence
Red Giant
A cloud of gas and dust
A nebula that begins to rotate with a dense center
Suns belongs here. 90% of all stars are main sequence
Expanding star in the last stage of its evolution. Eventually…
Nebula
A cloud of gas and dust
Protostar
A nebula that begins to rotate with a dense center
56 terms
Science Space Terms
Electromagnetic (EM) radiation
Electromagnetic (EM) spectrum
Sunspots
Solar flare
The energy emitted from matter in the form of electromagnetic…
The range of wavelengths of EM radiation, from radio waves to…
dark spots appearing on the Sun's surface that are darker and…
Gases and charged particles that are expelled above an active…
Electromagnetic (EM) radiation
The energy emitted from matter in the form of electromagnetic…
Electromagnetic (EM) spectrum
The range of wavelengths of EM radiation, from radio waves to…
97 terms
Earth & Space Science Review
Constructive process
Constructive process
Constructive process
What makes deltas and sand dunes?
volcanos
tectonics plates
sediment
sediment
Constructive process
volcanos
Constructive process
tectonics plates
11 terms
Science space terms
Astronomy
Latitude
Axis
Equinox
The study of objects and matter
Distance from equator in degrees north or south
An imaginary line that runs through the center of a planet or…
A day when the length of a day and nights are equal in both h…
Astronomy
The study of objects and matter
Latitude
Distance from equator in degrees north or south
Science space terms
cold war
space race
Yuri Gagarin
Sputnik 1+2
war between US and USSR; no actual fighting, just making a lo…
the race to get to space between U.S. and USSR
first human in space on Vostok 1 (USSR)
first artificial satellites sent up by USSR
cold war
war between US and USSR; no actual fighting, just making a lo…
space race
the race to get to space between U.S. and USSR
36 terms
Science Space Definitions and Terms
Solstice
Equinox
Astronomical Unit
Light year
The longest or shortest days of the year ( generally in winte…
The most even days / nights that are mostly the exact length…
A unit of measurement equal to 149.6 million kilometers
A unit of astronomical distance equivalent to the distance th…
Solstice
The longest or shortest days of the year ( generally in winte…
Equinox
The most even days / nights that are mostly the exact length…
16 terms
Science Space Terms
Axis
Ellipse
Equinox
Full moon
imaginary vertical line around which earth spins
an elongated closed curve
sun is directly above earth's equator
all moon's surface reflects light to earth
Axis
imaginary vertical line around which earth spins
Ellipse
an elongated closed curve
16 terms
Science Space Terms
black hole
light year
supernova
galaxy
A point in space that has such a strong gravitational pull th…
The distance that light travels in one year.
A gigantic explosion that occurs near the end of the life of…
A collection of stars, dust, and gas bound together by gravity.
black hole
A point in space that has such a strong gravitational pull th…
light year
The distance that light travels in one year.
15 terms
science vocabulary space terms
rotation
reveloution
solstice
equinox
A transformation that turns a figure about a fixed point at a…
earths year long elipticall orbit around the sun
Either of the two times of the year when the sun is at its gr…
(astronomy) either of the two celestial points at which the c…
rotation
A transformation that turns a figure about a fixed point at a…
reveloution
earths year long elipticall orbit around the sun
Science terms (space)
Astronomy
Solar System
Star
Planet
The study of the stars and planets
A star (stars) and their related planet and moons
A large body composed of burning gases (hydrogen, helium, nuc…
Large solid of gas body caught in the gravitational field of…
Astronomy
The study of the stars and planets
Solar System
A star (stars) and their related planet and moons
15 terms
Science: Space Vocabulary Terms
rocket
thrust
velocity
orbital velocity
a device that expels gas in one direction to move in the oppo…
the reaction force that propels a rocket forward
speed in a given direction
the velocity a rocket must achieve to establish an orbit arou…
rocket
a device that expels gas in one direction to move in the oppo…
thrust
the reaction force that propels a rocket forward
10 terms
Science - Space Terms
Galaxies
I.S.S
Lunar Cycle
Comet
a system of millions or billions of stars, together with gas…
The International Space Station is a large spacecraft. It orb…
The alignment is exact then the circular shape of the earth c…
They are made of ice, frozen gasses and dust. They orbit the…
Galaxies
a system of millions or billions of stars, together with gas…
I.S.S
The International Space Station is a large spacecraft. It orb…
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