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Components of The Universe and the Big Bang Theory Crossword

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Huge collection of stars? Galaxies
Galaxy with 3 main components : Disk, Bulge, and Halo? SpiralGalaxies
Galaxy that can be shaped partially or spherical? EllipticalGalaxies
Galaxy that doesn't have a distinct shape? IrregularGalaxies
Are made of gases and produce their own heat? Stars
Group of stars which are bounded gravitationally? StarNebulae
Giants cloud of gas and dust? Nebulas
Planets that have rocky surface and cores made of Iron? Terrestrial
Planets (Gas Giants) which surfaces are not solid? Jovian
A natural satellite of a planet? Moon
After moons, next largest objects (rocks) in the Solar System? Asteroids
A mixture of frozen gases and tiny particles of dust? Comets
A streak of light formed by a space rock burning up as it enters Earth's atmosphere? Meteors
Rock that strikes the Earth's atmosphere? Meteorites
Scientist that discovered the expansion of the Universe? EdwinHubble
Shift that tells us light away from us? RedShift
Shift that tells us light close to us? BlueShift
Name of the theory of the formation of the universe? BigBangTheory
Matter that does not give off ER? DarkMatter
The largest object in our Solar System? Sun

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Universe and Gravity Crossword

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transverse waves of energy that can travel through a vacuum and a medium electromagnetic spectrum
the number of waves that pass a point in one second Frequency
one point in a wave to the same point in an adjacent wave: from crest to crest wavelength
a celestial object that produces its own light star
a huge collection of stars: elliptical, spiral, irregular galaxy
a natural or manmade object that orbits another object Satellite
an instrument that separates light into colors Spectrograph
a huge collection of gas and dust in space Nebula
The gradual buildup of matter; planets Accretion
the distance from the Sun to Earth Astronomical Unit
The distance light can travel in one year; 6 trillion miles Light Year
all the celestial objects and space: Nebula, planets, stars, comets, asteroids, etc Universe
based on mass and distance: more mass = more gravity Gravity
the measure of the pull of gravity Weight
the amount of matter in an object Mass
spinning Rotation
a cool dark spot on the surface of the Sun Sunspot
a bust of energy out into space Solar Flare
a loop of gas on the Sun Solar Prominence
heat of a substance from the flow of a liquid or gas Convection
how bright a star is as seen from Earth Apparent Brightness
how bright a star really is: as if they were all lined up Absolute Brightness
moving around another object Revolution

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Solar System Crossword

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Each of the 4 divisions of the year. seasons
an imaginary straight line through Earth about which an object may rotate or that divides an object into symmetrical halves earth's axis
The distance that light travels in one year. light year
A celestial body moving in an elliptical orbit around a star. planets
The natural satellite of the earth. moon
A small rocky body orbiting the sun. asteroids
A celestial object consisting of a nucleus of ice and dust and, when near the sun, a “tail” of gas and dust particles pointing away from the sun. comets
An eclipse in which the sun is obscured by the moon. solar eclipse
An eclipse in which the moon appears darkened as it passes into the earth's shadow. lunar eclipse
A system of millions or billions of stars, together with gas and dust, held together by gravitational attraction. galaxies
The collection of eight planets and their moons in orbit around the sun, together with smaller bodies in the form of asteroids, meteoroids, and comets solar system
The curved path of a celestial object or spacecraft around a star, planet, or moon, especially a periodic elliptical revolution. orbit
An instance of revolving. revolution
The action of rotating around an axis or center. rotation
A unit of length, roughly the distance from Earth to the Sun. au
The shape of the illuminated portion of the Moon as seen by an observer on Earth lunar phases

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Earth, Sun, and Moon Crossword

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the gravitationally bound system comprising the Sun and the objects that orbit it SOLARSYSTEM
the star at the center of the Solar System and is by far the most important source of energy for life on Earth SUN
a luminous sphere of plasma held together by its own gravity STAR
Earth's only natural satellite MOON
minor planets, especially those of the inner Solar System ASTEROID
an icy small Solar System body COMET
a small rocky or metallic body travelling through space METEOR
all of time and space and its contents UNIVERSE
planet closest to the sun MERCURY
second planet from the sun VENUS
third planet from the sun, the planet we live on EARTH
forth planet from the sun MARS
fifth planet from the sun JUPITER
sixth planet from the sun SATURN
seventh planet from the sun URANUS
eighth planet from the sun NEPTUNE
a straight-line configuration of three celestial bodies in a gravitational system ALIGNMENT
the shape of the illuminated portion of the Moon as seen by an observer on Earth PHASESOFTHEMOON
when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth SOLARECLIPSE
when the Moon passes directly behind the Earth into its umbra LUNARECLIPSE
the angle between an object's rotational axis and its orbital axis TILTOFEARTH
bright or shining, especially in the dark LUMINOUS
have a progressively smaller part of its visible surface illuminated WANING
have a progressively larger part of its visible surface illuminated WAXING
a curve on a plane that surrounds two focal points ELLIPSE

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Sun & Stars Crossword

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equal to six trillion miles light year
apparent change in position of an object parallax
the process in which hydrogen atoms join to form helium nuclear fusion
its life span depends on its mass star
spinning neutron star pulsar
a system of two stars in which one star revolves around the other binary star
first stage of a star's life protostar
located on sun's surface and can be larger than Earth sunspot
a massive and extremely remote celestial object quasar
the force that attracts a body toward the center of the earth is known as _______. gravity
the tendency of an object to resist a change in motion inertia
The eruption that occurs when magnetic energy heats gases on the sun to millions of degrees Celsius solar flare
a device that breaks light into colors and produces an image of the resulting spectrum spectrograph
also known as a star's luminosity absolute brightness
a graph used to find out if the temperature and the absolute brightness of stars are related HR diagram
a large cloud of gas and dust spread out in an immensive volume nebula
The blue-white core of a star that is left behind cools and becomes a _______. white dwarf
after a ______, some of the material from the star expands into space. supernova
an object with strong gravity that nothing can escape black hole
the remain of a high-mass star neutron star
the process of building something up gradually by the gathering together of smaller pieces is called _______. accretion
the amount of matter in an object mass
the relative mass of an object weight

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Solar System Crossword

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a group of planets or celestial bodies that revolve around a sun Solar System
a celestial body that orbits the Sun, is round, and has cleared its orbital pathway of other objects planet
a natural satellite of a planet moon
a natural or artificial (man-made) object in orbit around a celestial body satellite
a celestial body that orbits the Sun and is round or nearly round, but has not cleared its orbital pathway of other objects dwarf planet
a small rocky body orbiting the Sun, found between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter asteroid
a celestial object that travels around the Sun in a highly elliptical orbit, made of ice and dust with a gaseous tail comet
A region of icy celestial bodies orbiting the Sun beyond Neptune kuiper belt
any natural object outside the Earth's atmosphere celestial body
relating to the Earth or solid land terrestrial
the layer of gases surrounding a celestial body atmosphere
the combination of materials or elements that make up a whole composition
heating of the atmosphere caused by trapping of solar radiation by gases such as carbon dioxide and methane green house effect
suitable for human life habitable
the distance from a star where the temperature could be right for liquid water to exist goldilockszone
National Aeronautics and Space Administration nasa
technology originally developed for mission needs that has become useful for the public spinoff
an optical instrument designed to make distant objects appear nearer telescope
a building built to contain an astronomical telescope observatory
an unmanned spacecraft with instruments designed to send information back to Earth spaceprobe
a large spacecraft orbiting Earth, where astronauts from many countries live and conduct scientific experiments Space Station
very weak gravity; weightlessness microgravity
to transform a planet to resemble the Earth, so it can support human life terraform
a vehicle driven by remote control over rough extraterrestrial terrain rover
the distance light travels in one year, about 6 trillion miles lightyear
a celestial body that produces radiant energy through the process of nuclear fusion star
a group of millions or billions of stars held together by gravity galaxy
the spiral galaxy that contains our Solar System milkyway
a planet that orbits a star outside our Solar System exoplanet
a region of space with such strong gravity that no matter or light can escape from it black hole

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science Crossword

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The collection of 8 planets and their moons in orbit around the sun, along with smaller bodies such as asteroids and comets solar system
Celestial body that generates radiant energy, is made of gas, and is held by its own gravity star
A system of millions or billions of stars, together with gas and dust by gravitational attraction galaxy
The star that is the central body of our solar system sun
The elliptical paths a celestial body or spacecraft around a star, planet moon orbit
Something that happens in a regular or repeated way pattern
Any natural object outside of Earths atmosphere celestial body
The force of attraction between al objects that have mass; the smaller or further away the objects, the lesser the attraction Gravity
A celestial body moving in an elliptical orbit around a star planets
A celestial body resembling a small planet, but lacking characteristics necessary to be called a planet dwarf planet
A celestial body that orbits an object other than amstar: usually orbits a planet moon
Large rocky objects that orbit the sun astroids
Celestial body made of rock and ice that orbits the sun. Near the sun the ice melts and forms a visible "tail" comet
Rockt object from space that enter earths atmosphere meteor
All of space and everything in it including galaxies, stars, planets, asteroids and comets universe
The movement of one object around another (orbit). revolution
The spin of an object on it axis rotation

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Astronomy vocabulary Crossword

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An enormous gravitational bond assemble of the millions or billions of stars Galaxy
A giant ball of hot gas that creates and emits its own radiation through nuclear fusion star
ny of the large bodies that revolve around the sun in the solar system (2) : a similar body associated with another star planets
the natural satellite of the earth, visible by reflected light from the sun (can only be seen at night). moon
any of the small rocky celestial bodies found especially between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter asteroid
any of the small particles of matter in the solar system that are directly observable only by their incandescence from frictional heating on entry into the atmosphere Meteor
a celestial body that appears as a fuzzy head usually surrounding a bright nucleus comet
a unit of length in astronomy equal to the distance that light travels in one year in a vacuum light year
any of numerous clouds of gas or dust in interstellar space Nebula
a shift toward longer wavelengths of the spectral lines emitted by a celestial object that is caused by the object moving away from the earth. Red-shift
a galaxy that has a generally elliptical shape and that has no apparent internal structure or spiral arms called also elliptical compare spiral galaxy Elliptical galaxy
a galaxy exhibiting a central nucleus or barred structure from which extend curved arms of higher luminosity spiral galaxy
is a galaxy that does not have a distinct regular shape, unlike a spiral or an elliptical galaxy. Irregular galaxy
the phase of the moon in which its whole disk is illuminated. Full moon
the phase of the moon when it is in conjunction with the sun and invisible from earth New moon
Aerospace. an unmanned spacecraft designed to explore the solar system and transmit data back to earth. space probe
a telescope in which a mirror is used to collect and focus light. Reflection telescope
telescope that uses a converging lens to collect light refracting telescope
artificial body placed in orbit around the earth or moon or another planet in order to collect information or for communication. satellite

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Components of the Universe and the Big Bang Theory Crossword

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closest planet to the sun Mercury
form constellations stars
the Milky Way is this kind of galaxy spiral galaxy
rocky planets; inner planets terrestrial
the star at the center of our solar system Sun
clouds of dust, hydrogen, and helium nebula
a galaxy with no cleanly defined shape irregular galaxy
gas giants; outer planets jovian
made mostly of ices mixed with smaller amounts of dust and rock (dirty snowball) comet
long wavelengths that show objects moving away from us Red shift
made up of many planets, moons, stars, and galaxies Universe
very hot but dim stars white dwarf
there are 8 of these in our solar system planets
natural satellite that orbits planet Earth moon
a region of spacetime exhibiting such strong gravitational effects that nothing, not even light, can escape black hole
gravitationally bound system that includes the sun & the objects that orbit it the solar system
short wavelengths that show objects moving away from us blue shift
small rocky objects that revolve around the sun & are too small to be called planets asteroids
small rocky or metallic body in outer space meteoroid
a meteoroid, comet, or asteroid that enters Earth burning up (shooting star) meteor

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Earth in Space Crossword

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The different shapes of the moon you see from earth. Phases
Occurs when a new moon blocks your view of the sun (2 words). Solar Eclipse
The very darkest part of the moon's shadow, cone shaped. Umbra
Larger, less dark part of the moon's shadow. Penumbra
The rise and fall of the ocean water that occurs about every 12-1/2 hours. Tides
Moon's dark flat areas, hardened rock caused by huge lava flows. Maria
Large round pits. Craters
Chunks of rock or dust from space. Meteoroids
When an object in space comes between the sun and a third object, casting a shadow on that object. Eclipse
The study of the moon, stars, and other objects in space. Astronomy
An imaginary line that crosses through the Earth's center and the North and South Poles. Axis
Spinning of the Earth on its axis. Rotation
Movement of one object around another. Revolution
The path taken while making a revolution. Orbit
A push or pull. Force

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