Astronomy Vocabulary Quiz

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Astronomy vocabulary quiz based on Astronomy Vocabulary. Created by lazemaze. Does not open in a new window:http://www. Proprofs. Com/flashcards/story. Php? Title=astronomy-vocabulary


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  • 1. 
    The science involved in the observation and explanation of events occurring  beyond Earth's atmosphere
  • 2. 
    Everything that exists, all matter and energy, including Earth, planets, stars, galaxies, and all they contain
  • 3. 
    A unit used to measure the distances between the sun and planets1 A.U.=93 million miles=Sun to Earth
  • 4. 
    The time it takes for a planet to spin on its axis
  • 5. 
    The movement of one object around another
  • 6. 
    The sun and all of the objects orbiting around it, including planets, moons, comets, and asteroids
  • 7. 
    Also called Inner Planets, they are the four planets closest to the sun that are smaller and made of rock
  • 8. 
    Also called Outer Planets, the four planets which are made of gas, and are very large
  • 9. 
    A small chunk of ice, dust, and rock, that orbits the sun in a long, narrow ellipse
  • 10. 
    Any of the hundreds of small rocky objects too small to be planets, that orbit the sun between Mars + Jupiter