These members of the solar system are sometimes referred to as "Dirty Snowballs"
These members are to small to be considered planets and aren't spherical, although they orbit the sun and there could be tens of thousands of these objects.
A small, rocky object that heats up when entering Earth's atmosphere.
Objects that orbit the sun at a farther distance than Neptune.
A cloud of dust and gas
A flattened cloud now shaped into a shaping disc surrounded by cosmic dust and gas
Irregularly shaped objects that are formed through the process called Accretion.
The name of the four planets that are closet to the sun.
This planet is the closet to the sun
This planet has only one moon, and takes 365 days 6 hours 16 mins to orbit the Sun
The name given to the four outer planets that are large and gaseous.
Celestial objects that do not belong into the category of planet or moon.
The most famous Dwarf Planet, discovered in 1930 as the ninth planet of our solar system.
Sixth planet from the sun, known for its beautiful rings.
Fourth planet from the sun, surface has huge volcanoes, and deep canyons. Known as "The red planet".
Clumps of metal and rock. Mainly found in the asteroid belt, located between Mars and Jupiter
Objects consisting of rock, dust and ice that travel in the universe at high speeds. When they approach the sun they vaporise and produce a trail.
An astronomical unit of distance. One ly is equal to the distance that light travels through space in a single year.
The galaxy in which our solar system is located
A body that has a sufficiently large mass and that orbits a star. Our solar system contains 8 of these, all of which orbit the sun.
A star formed from a cloud of dust and gas being pulled together by gravitational attraction. Fusion reactions occur here.
A large system of billions of galaxies
A system containing billions of stars
Planets that have a gaseous composition, often involving hydrogen and helium. These are Neptune, Jupiter, Uranus and Saturn in our solar system
Planets that have a solid composition, often composed of metals or rocks. These are Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars in our solar system.
What is it called when the moon is blocking the sun?
The path a planet moves around the sun
An imaginary straight line joining the North and South poles of the Earth
When the moon is in the Earth's shadow and appears dark
Changes in the shape of the moon visible on Earth
The study of the universe and how it came to be
What is it called when the Earth has completed one rotation around the sun
Name the rotation of the Earth over 24 hours
What is the 29th of February
Can you see both sides of the moon from Earth?
The planet with visible rings
The furthest planet from the Sun
The most mysterious thing in space
The first man to step on the moon
Galileo improved this
This gives Neptune it's blue colour
The hottest planet
Another word for the Sun
It takes 28 day to go round the earth
Our galaxy name
A theory in which the moon formed elsewhere and was drawn in to our orbit.
The point in which the object orbiting the earth is at the farthest distance.
What is a natural satellite in terms of the moon?
Moon phases in which the moon is more than half full but less than full.
A theory in which the Earth and moon were formed together.
Occurs when the moon gets between earth and the sun and casts a shadow over the earth.
Moon phase when the moon appears fully illuminated from Earths Perspective.
Mixture of powdery dust and broken rock formed by impact of meteorites on the bodys surface
Any flat dark plain of lower elevation on the moon
A theory in which the moon formed from debris ejected from the Earth when a large object crashed into Earth.
The moon anytime before full moon and after new moon.
The point in which the object orbiting the earth is at the closest distance.
Roundish dent left in the surface of something by the impact of something else
A type of tide in which low tides are higher and high tides are lower
The shadow cast by the moon over an area experiencing a partial eclipse
When the visible part of the moon is less than Half full
Rods of light colored debris stretching out from the center
The debris surrounding an impact crater
During full and new moons the gravitational forces of the sun and moon combine to produce the highest tides also called-
big bang theory