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Astronomy Crossword Puzzle

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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

Solar system Crossword

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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

Astronomy Word Search

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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

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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

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

The Solar System (Chapter 15) Crossword

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term describing a model of the universe in which Earth is at the center of the revolving planets and stars geocentric
term describing a model of the solar system in which Earth and the other planets revolve around the sun heleocentric
an oval shape, which may be elongated or nearly circular; the shape of the planets' orbits ellipse
the system consisting of the sun and the planets and other objects that revolve around it solar system
a unit of distance equal to the average distance between Earth and the Sun astronomical unit
an object that orbits a star, is large enough to have become rounded by its own gravity, and has cleared the area of its orbit planet
an object that orbits the sun and is spherical, but has not cleared the area of its orbit dwarf planet
one of the small asteroid-like bodies that formed the building blocks of the planets planetesimal
the name given to the four inner planets; Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars terrestrial planets
the trapping of heat near a planet's surface by certain gases in the planet's atmosphere greenhouse effect
the name often given to the outer planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune gas giant
a thin disk of small ice and rock particles surrounding a planet ring
the region of the solar system between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, where many asteroids are found asteroid belt
a region where many small objects orbit the sun and taht stretches from beyond teh orbit of Neptune to about 100 times Earth's distance from the Sun Kuiper Belt
a spherical region of comets that surrounds the solar system Oort Cloud
a loose collection of ice and dust that orbits the sun, typically in a long, narrow orbit comet
the fuzzy outer layer of a comet coma
the central core of an atom which conatins protons and nuetrons OR/ALSO the solid core of a comet nucleus
one of the rocky objects revolving around the sun that are too small and numerous to be considered planets asteroid
a chuck of rock or dust in space, generally smaller than an asteroid meteoroid
a streak of light in the sky produced by the burning of a meteoroid in Earth's atmopshere meteor
a meteoroid that passes through the atmosphere and hits Earth's surface meteorite
the outer layer of the sun's atmosphere corona
an eruption of gas from the sun's surface that occurs when the loops in sunspot regions suddenly connect solar flare
a stream of electrically charged particles that emanate from the sun's corona solar wind
a dark area of gas on the sun's surface that is cooler than surrounding gases sunspot
a huge reddish loop of gas that protrudes from the sun's surface, linking parts of sunspot regions prominence

The Solar System Crossword

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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

Astronomy Word Search

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Venus
Uranus
Universe
Sun
Star
Solar System
Saturn
Pluto
Planet
Neptune
Moon
Milky Way
Meteorite
Meteor
Mercury
Mars
Jupiter
Galaxy
Earth
Dwarf planet
Comet
Astronaut
Asteroid Belt
Asteroid

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

Astronomy Crossword

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the seventh planet from the Sun Uranus
meteor that survives the trip through the Earth's atmosphere and hits Earth's surface meteorite
the smallest planet and the closest to the Sun Mercury
word for the complete orbit of a planet revolution
the farthest planet from the sun Neptune
the second planet from the Sun Venus
time it takes for Earth to make one trip or revolution around the sun year
the currently believed scientific explanation for how the universe began BigBang
everything that exists anywhere including planets, stars, galaxies and all forms of matter and energy universe
marks the longest or the shortest day of the year solstice
the sixth planet from the sun Saturn
a meteoroid that burns up as it passes through the Earth's atmosphere creating a streak of light in the sky meteor
first human to step foot on the moon Armstrong
number of planets in our Solar System eight
the path one object takes around another orbit
dwarf planet Pluto
the study of space astronomy
shape of a planet's orbit ellipse
small particle from a comet or asteroid orbiting the sun meteoroid
rocky metallic objects that orbit the sun asteroids
the fifth planet from the Sun Jupiter
a large body that revolves around the Sun in the Solar System planet
the fourth planet from the Sun Mars
refers to a planet spinning on it's axis, or imaginary line that goes through the center of the planet rotation
why the moon remains close to the Earth gravity
created by asteroids and meteorites that crashed into the moon over the years craters
a common, middle sized yellow star sun
it orbits the Earth moon
created by Earth orbiting the Sun and its tilt seasons
a large group of stars, gas, and dust held together by gravity galaxy
the third planet from the Sun Earth