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chromosphere
conective zone
core
corona
crust
ellipse
nebula
nuclear fusion
orbit
period of revolution
photo sphere
planetesimal
revolution
rotation
solar nebula
solar system

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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

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Astronomy word search

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atmosphere
planets
supernova
blackhole
convectionzone
nuclearfusion
protosphere
solar wind
heliocentric
astronomy
pulsars
gravity
core
sunspots
hubbles law
ellipse
space
nebula
telescope
prominence
chromosphere
moon
galaxy
solarwind
whitedwarf
radiationzone
solarflares
corona
geocentric
stars

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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

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Gravity Wordsearch

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big bang
asteroid
comet
red giant
kinetic energy
potential energy
supernova
G force
moon
orbit
Earth
sun
stars
universe
dwarf planet
nebula
solar system
protoplanets
planetesimals
proto sun
accretion
gravity

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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

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Life cycle of a star Crossword

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an interstellar cloud of dust, hydrogen, helium and other ionized gases. Stellar nebula
a star with an initial mass of 0.5 to 8 times that of Earth's sun. It spends most of its time on the main sequence as an orange, yellow, or blue white dwarf star. Average star
When a nebula collects enough mass, it begins to collapse under its own gravity. The internal pressure created by this collapse is enough to trigger fusion of hydrogen deep in its core. Massive star
a luminous giant star of low or intermediate mass (roughly 0.3–8 solar masses (M☉)) in a late phase of stellar evolution Red giant
an aging giant star that has consumed its core's supply of hydrogen fuel. Helium has accumulated in the core, and hydrogen is now undergoing nuclear fusion in the outer shells. These shells then expand, and the now cooler star takes on a red color. They are the largest known stars. Red supergiant
an astronomical event that occurs during the last stellar evolutionary stages of a massive star' s life, whose dramatic and catastrophic destruction is marked by one final titanic explosion. Supernova
a ring-shaped nebula formed by an expanding shell of gas around an aging star. Planetary nebula
is what stars like the Sun become after they have exhausted their nuclear fuel. Near the end of its nuclear burning stage, this type of star expels most of its outer material, creating a planetary nebula. White dwarf
a region of space having a gravitational field so intense that no matter or radiation can escape. Black hole
are created when giant stars die in supernovas and their cores collapse, with the protons and electrons essentially melting into each other to form neutrons. Neutron star
a contracting mass of gas that represents an early stage in the formation of a star, before nucleosynthesis has begun. Protostar
a cloud of gas and dust in outer space, visible in the night sky either as an indistinct bright patch or as a dark silhouette against other luminous matter. Nebula

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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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Stars Crossword

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Violent eruptions of particles and radiation from the surface of the sun. Solar Flares
Bright grouping of stars named after animals, mythological characters, or everyday odjects. Constellations
two stars that are gravitationally bound together and orbit a common center of mass. Binary Star
How bright a star appears to be. Apparent Magnitude
The energy output from the surface of a star per second. Luminosity
Dark spots on the surface of the photosphere. Sunspots
Above the photosphere. Chromosphere
The lowest layer of the Sun's atmosphere. Photosphere
Visible light arranged according to wavelengths. Spectrum
The brightness an object would have if it were placed at a distance of 10pc. Absolute Magnitude
Hot, condensed object at the center of a nebula that will become a new star when nuclear fusion reactions begins. Protostar
Large cloud of interstellar gas and and dust that collapses on itself. Nebula
Collapsed, dense core of a star that forms quickly while its outer layers are falling inward. Neutron Star
Massive explosion that occurs when the outer layers of a star are blown off. Supernova
Small, extremely dense remnant of a star whose gravity is so immense that not even light can escape its gravity field. Black Hole
Graph that relates stellar characteristics: class, mass, temperature, magnitude, diameter, and luminosity. H-R diagram
Apparent positional shift of an object caused by the motion of the observer. Parallax

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Solar System Vocabulary Crossword

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imaginary line through the center of the planet axis of rotation
the time it takes for one rotation period of rotation
the time it takes a planet to move completely around the sun period of revolution
an oval ellipse
the average distance from earth to the sun astronomical unit
an object that revolves around a planet satellite
different appearances of the moon as it orbits earth lunar phases
the four closest planets to the sun are called inner planets
the planets veyond the inner planets are called outer planets
rocky objects, smaller than a planet, that are found between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter asteroids
a small, icy body in orbit around the sun comet
solid, interplanetary particles passing through earths atmosphere meteoroid
a total or partial obscuring of one celestial body by another eclipse

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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

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