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  • Asteroid belt
  • Asteroid belt
  • Asteroid beltThe part between the inner andouter planets that is filled withasteroids
  • Axis
  • Axis
  • AxisA straight line that an object orbody rotates, or seems to rotatearound.
  • Blue moon
  • Blue moon
  • Blue moonThe blue moon iswere there is two fullmoons in one monthwhich happens every2 to 3 years!
  • ASTERISM
  • ASTERISM
  • ASTERISMStars that form patterns but are generally smaller than or part of a constellation. The big Dipper is an asterism and forms part of the
  • ASTRONOMY
  • ASTRONOMY
  • ASTRONOMY The study of the Universe and all the bodies that appear in the skies.
  • satellite
  • satellite
  • Satellite: a man made or heavybody(moon) that orbits around a largesatellite
  • COMET. BY:ROBYN HUNTER
  • COMET
  • COMET Comet means, a large ball Of ice, dust, rock and gas That orbits the sun, circling The dark edges of the solar System.
  • ASTEROIDS:
  • ASTEROIDS:
  • ASTEROIDS: Chunks of rock that vary in size from very large(appr.1030 km in diameter)to quite small . They orbit the sun between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter . About 3000 Astroids have been found
  • OUTER PLANET
  • THE FOUR GIANT GASEOUS PLANETS JUPITER / URANOUS/ SATURAN/ NEPTUNE OUTER PLANET
  • GIBBOUS
  • GIBBOUS
  • GIBBOUSA PHASE IN THE MOON CYCLE WHEN MORE THE HALF OF THE MOON IS SOWING
  • ORBIT
  • ORBIT
  • ORBIT The path of a planet or other heavenly body as it resolves around another body in space.
  • Light Year Aine
  • Light Year
  • Light YearThe distance light travels in a year. One light year is about 9.5trillion km.
  • Magnitude Aine
  • Magnitude
  • MagnitudeA sixclassscaleused tomeasurethebrightness of thestars.
  • Study for ScienceBy Amy & Julia
  • Lunar Eclipse
  • LunarEclipse Lunar Eclipse
  • An eclipse inLunar which the moon appearsEclipse darkened as it passes into the earths shadow Lunar Eclipse
  • Galaxy
  • Galaxy
  • Galaxy A system of millions or Galaxy billions of stars, together with gas and dust, held together by gravitational attraction
  • A collection of billions of stars and other matter heldtogether by gravity. Our planet Earth and the sun belong tothe Milky Way galaxy. They are only tiny parts of this galaxy. By: Mikhail