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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

Solar system Crossword

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Description

the envelope of gases surrounding the earth or another planet. Atmosphere
a large planet of relatively low density consisting predominantly of hydrogen and helium, such as Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, or Neptune. Gas Giant
the force that attracts a body toward the center of the earth, or toward any other physical body having mass. Gravity
a planet whose orbit lies within the asteroid belt, i.e., Mercury, Venus, Earth, or Mars. Inner planet
the curved path of a celestial object or spacecraft around a star, planet, or moon, especially a periodic elliptical revolution. Orbit
a planet whose orbit lies outside the asteroid belt, i.e., Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, or Neptune. outer planet
a celestial body moving in an elliptical orbit around a star. Planets
planet is a planet that is composed primarily of silicate rocks or metals. Rocky Planets
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 time taken by a planet to make one revolution around the sun. year
is a dwarf planet in the Kuiper belt, a ring of bodies beyond Neptune. Pluto
The Great Red Spot is a giant, spinning storm in Jupiter's atmosphere. Great Red Spot
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 Comet
noun: meteor; plural noun: meteors a small body of matter from outer space that enters the earth's atmosphere, becoming incandescent as a result of friction and appearing as a streak of light Meteor
a small rocky body orbiting the sun. Asteroid
a small body moving in the solar system that would become a meteor if it entered the earth's atmosphere. Meteroid
a celestial body resembling a small planet but lacking certain technical criteria that are required for it to be classed as such. Dwarf Planet

Planets Crossword

Type
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Description

the envelope of gases surrounding the earth or another planet Atmosphere
a large planet of relatively low density consisting predominantly of hydrogen and helium, such as Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, or Neptune. Gas Giant
the force that attracts a body toward the center of the earth, or toward any other physical body having mass Gravity
a planet whose orbit lies within the asteroid belt Inner planet
the curved path of a celestial object or spacecraft around a star, planet, or moon, especially a periodic elliptical revolution Orbit
a planet whose orbit lies outside the asteroid belt Outer planets
a celestial body moving in an elliptical orbit around a star Planets
is a planet that is composed primarily of silicate rocks or metals Rocky planets
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 time taken by a planet to make one revolution around the sun Year
s usually the most distant planet in the solar system Pluto
is a great anti-cyclonic (high pressure) storm akin to a hurricane on Earth, but it is enormous (three Earths would fit within its boundaries) and it has persisted for at least the 400 years that humans have observed it through telescopes Great Red Spot
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 Comet
a small body of matter from outer space that enters the earth's atmosphere, becoming incandescent as a result of friction and appearing as a streak of light Meteor
a small rocky body orbiting the sun Asteroid
a small body moving in the solar system that would become a meteor if it entered the earth's atmosphere Meteroid
a celestial body resembling a small planet but lacking certain technical criteria that are required for it to be classed as such Dwarf Planets

6th Grade Science Project Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Any of the large celestial bodies that revolve around the Sun in the solar system planets
a small object that enters Earth's atmosphere from space and burns due to friction, emitting light meteor
The four largest and brightest moons of Jupiter, which were discovered by Galileo Galilei: Ganymede, Io, Callisto, and Europa Galilean moons
Large and small rocks or metallic masses orbiting the Sun; made up of materials similar to those that formed the planets Asteroid
A celestial body of ice, dust, and rock with an elongated and elliptical orbit Comet
the force that causes objects with mass to attract one another Gravity
the whole mass of air surrounding a planet Atmosphere
move in an elliptical path around a center Revolution
The gravitationally-curved path of an object around a point in space Orbit
To spin on an axis; the spinning of Earth on its axis that causes day and night to occur Rotation
Composition of outer planets whose atmosphere is made of gases Gaseous
relating to the land Terrestrial
The region between the inner and outer planets where most asteroids orbit around the Sun Asteroid belt
A reusable spacecraft designed to transport people and cargo between Earth and space Space shuttle
A vehicle or device designed for travel or operation outside Earth's atmosphere Spacecraft
a large artificial satellite used as a long-term base for manned operations in space. Space station
An unmanned spacecraft designed to explore the solar system and transmit data back to Earth Space probe
an engine that provides thrust directly through the burning of its fuel without requiring the intake of air Rocket
A vehicle for exploring the surface of an extraterrestrial body (such as the Moon and Mars) Rover
National Aeronautics and Space Administration; the American governmental agency dedicated to space exploration NASA

The Solar System Crossword

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Description

the envelope of gases surrounding the earth or another planet atmosphere
a large planet of relatively low density consisting predominantly of hydrogen and helium, such as Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, or Neptune gas gaint
the force that attracts a body toward the center of the earth, or toward any other physical body having mass gravity
a planet whose orbit lies within the asteroid belt, i.e., Mercury, Venus, Earth, or Mars inner planet
a planet whose orbit lies outside the asteroid belt, i.e., Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, or Neptune outer planet
the curved path of a celestial object or spacecraft around a star, planet, or moon, especially a periodic elliptical revolution orbit
a celestial body moving in an elliptical orbit around a star planets
a planet that is composed primarily of silicate rocks or metals rocky planets
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 time taken by a planet to make one revolution around the sun year
a small planetary body orbiting the sun pluto
a celestial body resembling a small planet but lacking certain technical criteria that are required for it to be classed as such dwarf planet
a large, usually reddish gaseous vortex on the surface of Jupiter great red spot
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 comet
a small body of matter from outer space that enters the earth's atmosphere, becoming incandescent as a result of friction and appearing as a streak of light meteor
a small rocky body orbiting the sun asteroid
a small body moving in the solar system that would become a meteor if it entered the earth's atmosphere meteoroid

The Solar System Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The envelope of gases surrounding the earth or another planet Atmosphere
A large planet of relatively low density consisting predominantly of hydrogen and helium, such as Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, or Neptune Gas Giant
A planet that is in our solar system and it is too small to be classified as a real planet Dwarf Planet
The curved path of a celestial object or spacecraft around a star, planet, or moon, especially a periodic elliptical revolution. Orbit
The force that attracts a body toward the center of the earth, or toward any other physical body having mass. For most purposes Newton's laws of gravity apply, with minor modifications to take the general theory of relativity into account Gravity
A small body moving in the solar system that would become a meteor if it entered the earth's atmosphere Meteoriod
A planet that is composed primarily of silicate rocks or metals Rocky Planets
A celestial body moving in an elliptical orbit around a star Planets
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
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 Comet
A small rocky body orbiting the sun Asteroid
A giant, spinning storm in Jupiter's atmosphere Great Red Spot
It is a dwarf planet in the Kuiper belt, a ring of bodies beyond Neptune Pluto
The time taken by a planet to make one revolution around the sun Year
A planet whose orbit lies outside the asteroid belt, i.e., Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, or Neptune Outer Planets
A planet whose orbit lies within the asteroid belt, i.e., Mercury, Venus, Earth, or Mars Inner Planets
A small body of matter from outer space that enters the earth's atmosphere, becoming incandescent as a result of friction and appearing as a streak of light Meteor

The Solar System Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The planet farthest from the sun Neptune
A loose, icy body with a long, narrow orbit comet
A gas giant planet that is smaller than Jupiter but larger than Neptune Saturn
The smallest planet in the solar system Mercury
An object that orbits a planet Satellite
The largest planet in the solar system Jupiter
A planet that formed closer to the sun than Earth but not closest to the sun Venus
A small rocky body that orbits the sun Asteroid
What force formed the solar system Gravity
small body that combined with like bodies to form all the other objects in our solar system planetesimal
used to measure distances within the solar system astronomical unit
object that orbits the sun, is spherical, but has not cleared the area of its orbit dwaft planet
the sun, the planets, their moons, and a variety of smaller objects solar system
object that orbits the sun, is round, and has cleared the area of its orbit planet

Earth, Sun, and Moon Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

Astronomy Crossword Puzzle

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Crossword
Description

A large cloud of gas and dust, spread out in an immense volume. nebula
A contracting cloud of gas and dust with enough mass to form a star. protostar
An object whose gravity is so strong that nothing, not even light can escape. blackhole
The brilliant explosion of a dying supegiant star. supernova
An imaginary pattern of stars in the sky. constellation
The blue-white hot core of a star that is left behind after its outer layers have expanded and drifted out into space. whitedwarf
The tendency of an object to resist any change in its motion. inertia
The force that pulls objects towards each other. gravity
A huge, reddish loop of gas that protrudes from the sun's surface, linking parts of sunspot regions. prominences
A dark area of gas on the sun's surface tht is cooler that surrounding gases. sunspots
Rocky objects revoloving around the sun that are too small and numerous to be considered a planet. asteroids
A loose collection of ice, dust, and small rocky particles, typically with a long, narrow orbit. comet
The solid inner core of a comet. nucleus
The fuzzy outer layer of a comet. coma
The small, dense remains of a high-mass star after a supernova. neutronstar
The study of moons, stars, and other objects in space. astronomy
The apparent change in position of an object when seen from different places. parallax
All of space and everything in it. universe
A huge group of a single stars, star systems, star clusters, dusts, and gas bound together by gravity. galaxy
One of the small asteroid-like bodies that formed the building blocks of the planets. planetesimals
The movement of an object around another object. revolution
The spinning motion of a planet on its axis. rotation
A small, old, relatively coolo star. reddwarf
An artificial body placed in orbit around the earth or moon or another planet in order to collect information or for communication. satellite
A stream of electronically charged particles that emanate from the sun's corona. solarwind

Space Science Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the path of an object in space as it moves around another object due to gravity orbit
everything-space and all the matter and energy in it universe
a group of millions of stars held together by their own gravity galaxy
a group of stars that form a pattern in the sky constellation
the distance between one wave peak and the next wave wavelength
the range of colors that appears in a beam of visible light spectrum
an object that orbits a more massive object satellite
a spacecraft that passes one or more planets flyby
a spacecraft used to study a planet over a long period of time orbiter
used to land instruments on a planet lander
the imaginary line which a turning body rotates axis of rotation
the motion of one object around another revolution
patterns of temperature changes caused by the position of the Earth's axis relative to the direction of sunlight season
the patterns of lit and unlit portions of the Moon as seen from Earth lunar phases
the moon becomes dark because it passes through the Earth's shadow lunar eclipse
the sun seems to darken because the Moon's shadow falls onto part of Earth solar eclipse
the darkest part of the shadow umbra
a region of lighter shadow that surrounds an umbra penumbra

Astronomy Word Search

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Description

Uranus
Universe
Telescope
Supernova
Sun
Star
Solar System
Solar Flare
Saturn
Satellite
Pulsar
Pluto
Planet
Orbit
Neptune
Moon
Meteoroid
Meteorite
Meteor
Jovian
Terrestrial
Mercury
Mars
Jupiter
Gravity
Galaxy
Eclipse
Earth
Crater
Black Hole
Atmosphere
Asteroid
Venus