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Astronomy Vocabulary Tim Burroughs Period 1 4/7/10.

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1 Astronomy Vocabulary Tim Burroughs Period 1 4/7/10

2 Terms AsteroidsMeteor RevolutionRotation Lunar EclipseSolar Eclipse Solar System Seasons Tides Comet

3 Asteroids Rocky objects that revolve around the sun but are to small to be considered planets.

4 Comet A loose collection of ice, duct and small rocky particles.

5 Meteor Asteroid that passes through the Earths atmosphere.

6 Lunar Eclipse The blocking of sunlight to the Moon that occurs when the Earth is directly between the Sun and the Moon.

7 Solar Eclipse The blocking of sunlight to the Earth that occurs when the Moon is directly between the Sun and the Earth.

8 Seasons Caused by the tilt in the Earths axis as it revolves around the Sun.

9 Revolution Circling around a center point.

10 Rotation An object that is spinning around on an axis.

11 Tides Caused by differences in how much the moons gravity pulls on different parts of the Earth.

12 Solar System The Sun together with the eight planets and all other celestial bodies that orbit the Sun.


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