Type
Crossword
Description

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

The Big Bang Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The three main components for a galaxy are a bulge, disk, and halo Spiral
A group of stars that are gravitationally bound Star clusters
Consists mostly of empty space Universe
Does not have any internal structures Elliptical galaxies
The first inner planet Mecury
The second inner planet Venus
Rocky, Earth-like Terrestial
Gas giants Jovian planets
Large space rocks Asteroids
Frozen gases and tiny dust particles Comets
Balls of gases that produce light and heat Star
Streaks of light caused by burning space rock Meteor shower
Fuzzy cloud of gas Nebula
Does not have a distinct shape contains many young stars and have intense star formation Irregular galaxy
Leftover thermal energy from the big bang Cosmic background radiation
Objects moving away from the Milky Way give off a wave of light Red shift
If a star is ______, then it is moving away Blue shifted
Matter that doesn't give off electromagnetic radition Dark matter

Components of The Universe and The Big Bang Theory Crossword

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Crossword
Description

Cloud of gas and dust in spaces between stars. Nebulae
Celestial bodies that revolve around the sun (or stars) Planets
Jovian Planets; have a slushy surface Gas Giants
rocky surface; core of iron terrestrial planets
discovered that distant galaxies show a red shift in light, or longer waves to back the big bang theory that the universe is expanding Edwin Hubble
idea that a single point held all matter and energy; until it expanded big bang theory
galaxy made of bulge, disk, and halo; you are here spiral galaxy
distinct, oddly shaped galaxy irregular galaxy
shaped like a partially deflated football or basketball; spherical elliptical galaxy
All celestial objects are in this; highest classification universe
made of gas; produce their own light and heat star
next nearest star; 150 million km away proxima centauri
dirty snowballs; mixture of frozen gases and dust comets
space rock burning up in earths atmosphere meteors
stony, metallic celestial bodies; can be as large as moons; located between mars and jupiter asteroid
planet with iron core; you are here earth
Comet that revolves around the sun once every 76 years halleys comet
up to 60 meteors can be seen per hour during this meteor shower
left over thermal energy from big bang cosmic background radiation
the star in our solar system sun

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
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

Components of the Universe and the Big Bang Theory Crossword

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Crossword
Description

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

Astronomy Word Search

Type
Word Search
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

Planets 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
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

Componenets of the Universe and the Big Bang Theory Crossword Puzzle

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Crossword
Description

_______spans a diameter of over 150 billion light years. The Universe
Our solar system is in this galaxy_______ Milky Way
The Milky Way is 100,000 ________across. light years
There are 200 billion ______ in our galaxy. stars
_______ galaxies are shaped like a flattened disk with a bulge in the center from which arms spiral out. Spiral
These galaxies have a more spherical shape and are thought to be the most common galaxies in the universe. Elliptical
These galaxies have no distinguishable shape with no central bulge or spiral arms. Irregular
This star is nearest to the earth. Sun
Stars come in different________ colors
The color of the star is directly proportional to its_________ temperature
Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars are the ___________ planets. terrestrial
Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune are the __________ palnets. jovian
There are eight _________ in our solar system. planets
_________ are leftovers of the early Solar System. Asteroids
Most asteroids are in the asteroid _________. belt
________ orbits are usually elliptical. Comet
Many comets are formed in this as well as the Kuiper Belts. Oort Cloud
A_______________ occurs when the Earth passes through the trail of debrisleft by a comet or asteroid. meteor shower
These are clouds of gas and dust which form in interspellar space. Nebulae
He discovered that all galaxies are outside our own Milky Way, millions of light-years away. Edwin Hubble

Astronomy Crossword Puzzle

Type
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

Outer Space Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The current path of a celestial object. ORBIT
It orbits the Earth. MOON
Third planet from the Sun. EARTH
A layer of gases surrounding a planet. ATMOSPHERE
The line about wich a rotation body, such as the earth, turns. AXIS
The Earth orbits it. SUN
The sun is a... STAR
A cup-shaped depression on the surface of the Earth or other heavenly body. CRATER
The solar system contains eight... PLANETS
This planet used to be the ninth planet. PLUTO
To move in a circle on a central axis. REVOLVE
A small rocky body orbiting the sun. ASTEROID
It's an interval equal to 24 hours. DAY
When the sun is below the horizon. NIGHT
A group of stars forming a recognizable pattern. CONSTELLATION
A streak of light in the sky caused by a chunck of rock burning up in Earth's air. METEOR
An object made of dust and frozen gases that orbits the Sun. COMET
It can be solar or lunar. ECLIPSE
A group of stars, gas, and dust. GALAXY
The Moon goes through eight... PHASES

Solar System Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Characteristics used to classify stars include color, temperature, size, composition, and ________________. brightness
When a supergiant star runs out of fuel, it can explode and form a what? supernova
An object with gravity so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape it. blackhole
Areas of gas on the sun's surface that are cooler than the gases around them. sunspots
Gas eruptions into space from the surface of the Sun. solarflares
The force that attracts all objects toward each other. Gravity
Consists of the sun, the planets, their moons, and a variety of smaller objects. solarsystem
The star located at the center of our solar system. sun
Closest planet to the Sun. mercury
Earth's "twin". Venus
The only planet in our solar system to have life. Earth
Called the "red planet". mars
The largest planet in our solar system. Jupiter
Has at least 62 moons, icy rocks, and dust that make up a large ring that circles the planet. saturn
The planet tilted on its axis, likely due to an ancient collision. uranus
Farthest planet from the sun and known for its bright blue color. Neptune
An object that orbits the sun and has enough gravity to e spherical, but has not cleared the area of its orbit. dwarfplanet
A dry and airless rock that orbits the Earth and reflects light from the sun. moon
Dark, flat areas on the moon, formed from lava flows that occurred billions of years ago. maria
Large round pits on the moon. craters
Chunks of rock or dust from space that collide with the moon. meteoroid
Another name for the inner planets that have rocky surfaces. terrestrial
The nickname given to the outer planets that do not have a solid surface. gasgiants
A region of the solar system between Mars and Jupiter made up of small objects in space. asteroidbelt
Beyond Neptune's orbit and composed of thousands of rock particles, ice, dust, and dwarf planets. kuiperbelt
Loose collections of ice, dust, and small rocks that orbit the sun. comets
The correct model of the solar system. heliocentric