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planet around 800°F mercury
planet that has 243 earth days for one day there Venus
another word for rocky planets terrestrial planets
travel time is about 7 months from earth mars
are terrestrial inner or outer planets inner
how many planets are included in terrestrial planets four
icy body with a tail is called a what? comet
piece of matter that falls from space at a high speed meteor
when a meteor hits land it makes a crater
the outermost planets are called gas giants
gas giants have how many planets four
saturn is about how many years away eight
what is the temperatures of gas giants cold
what planet is about -390°F neptune
how many months is it from earth to jupiter thirteen
what planet do people mispronounce uranus

Solar system Crossword

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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

The Solar System (Chapter 15) Crossword

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Description

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 Big Bang Crossword

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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

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

Planets Crossword

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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

Astronomy Word Search

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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

Mars Crossword

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Crossword
Description

What is Mars made of Basalt
What place is Mars from the Sun compared to other planets Fourth
What is the nickname for Mars The Red Planet
How many nutrients are in the soil of Mars Four
How much longer is a Mars day compared to an Earth day in minutes(answer with a word) Fourty
What place is Mars compared to other planets in size seventh
What is Mars' atmosphere 95% made of Carbon Dioxide
What is the average temp on Mars in degrees C (answer like this for ex: 42degreesC) 20degreesC
What type of planet is Mars Terrestrial
Which God was Mars named after Mars
How many out of the 39 missions to Mars have been successful (answer with a word) Sixteen
What is the name of the second tallest mountain in the solar system (it's on mars) Olympus Mons
Discover by the __________ Egyptians

Planets and History of Astronomy Crossword

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Crossword
Description

The Moon block the light from the Sun reaching the Earth (order S.M.E.) Solar Eclipse
This defines a _________ 1) is in orbit around the Sun, 2) has sufficient mass so that it assumes a hydrostatic equilibrium (nearly round) shape, and 3) has cleared the neighborhood around it's orbit. Planet
The Earth block the light from the Sun reaching the Moon (order S.E.M.) Lunar Eclipse
How much of the moon is always lit, whether we see it or not? Half
The illuminated portion of the Moon is decreasing. The left side is lit. Waning Phases
The illuminated portion of the Moon is increasing. The right side is lit. Waxing Phases
A dwarf planet in our solar system that has four moons? Pluto
The 'Great Dark Spot' is on which planet? Neptune
What planet has the largest tilt? Uranus
By using a small telescope, we see this planet has rings Saturn
One unique feature of Jupiter is the? Great Red Spot
Covered in iron oxide (rust), this planet appears reddish in color Mars
What celestial object has been visited by human? (Scientific Name) Luna
Which planet, currently, is the only one to have liquid water on the surface? Earth
Hottest planet in our solar system and rotates backwards. Venus
This is the smallest planet in our solar system and it has no moon or no atmosphere. Mercury
What is the closest star to the Earth? (Scientific Name) Sol
All Jovian planets have this in common? Rings
What location do objects orbits the Sun the fastest? Closer
The Inner Planets are considered what? Terrestrial
The Outer Planets are called what? Jovian
All Terrestrial planets have this in common? Solid
When you look at the stars, you are actually looking into the? past
This ancient culture is credited with making detailed observation of comets and supernova in 1054 BC Chinese
Which civilization recorded the first eclipse, in 2136 BC? Chinese
Shooting stars really aren’t stars; they are leftover parts of a _____ that the Earth passes through. Comet
A chunk of rock or dust in space Meteoriod
A meteoroid that passes through the atmosphere and hits the Earth’s surface. Meteorite
A streak of light in the sky produced by the burning of a meteoroid in Earth’s atmosphere. Meteor
A region of the solar system that is just beyond the orbit of Neptune and that contains small bodies made mostly of ice. Kuiper Belt
Most comets come from this location, past Pluto (Two words)? Oort Cloud
Most famous comet is - that comes around every 76 years (Two words)? Halley's Comet
A rocky metallic objects that orbit the sun but are too small to be considered planets and are leftovers from the formation of the solar system. Asteroid
What separates the Inner Planets from the Outer Planets (Two Words) Asteroid Belt
Eratosthenes used a stick, a well, and an assistant to calculate the circumference of this? Earth
Proposed the Earth rotates on its axis and revolves around the Sun in 260 BC Aristarchus
This Dutch eyeglass maker, Johannes Lippershey, is created in make this new tool to study the heavens. Telescope
Aristotle, a Greek astronomer, proposed what model of the Solar System in 340 BC? Geocentric
First person to walk on the Moon Neil Armstrong
This astronomer proposes the Earth was at the center and other planets had epicycles. (Full Name) Claudius Ptolemy
Newton came up with how many laws of motion? three
Kepler came up with how many laws of planetary motion? three
Which astronomer challenged the idea of a geocentric solar system? (Full Name) Nicolaus Copernicus
Which astronomer died from a bladder infection? (Full Name) Tycho Brahe
This astronomer used this new invention, the telescope, to help prove the correct model of the solar system? (Full Name) Galileo Galilei
This astronomer was Brahe assistant? (Full Name) Johannes Kepler
23.5 degrees S latitude, shortest day of the year Tropic of Capricorn
23.5 degrees N latitude, longest day of the year Tropic of Cancer
Term that describes equal amounts of day/night Equinox
In what season does aphelion occur? Summer
In what season does the perihelion occur? Winter
What explains why distance to the Sun isn't what makes it winter or summer? Tilt
The following was considered correct for the order the solar system: Earth-Moon-Venus-Mercury-Sun-Mars-Jupiter-Saturn-Stars Geocentric order
A mixture of all color of light White
The movement of an object around another object Revolution
The spinning motion of a planet about its own axis Rotation
There are 24 standard ____ ____ around the globe. Time zones
This happen with both light and sound, apparent shift in wavelength emitted by source either moving towards or away from an observer? Doppler Effect
This device can be used to separate white light into its colors? Prism
When a star was moving towards us, the light is considered to be? Blue Shifted
The apparent backward motion of a planet is called? Retrograde
What does AU stand for? (Two words) Astronomical Unit
An Earth centered universe is called? Geocentric
A Sun centered Universe is called? Heliocentric
The point in the orbit of a satellite or moon at which it comes nearest to the object it is orbiting Perigee
Name the location, when a satellite is traveling the slowest and is farthest from Earth? Apogee
The distance from the Earth to the Sun of 152 million km Aphelion
The distance from the Earth to the Sun of 147 million km Perihelion
Formation of theories about the origin and change overtime of the entire universe Cosmology
The 'Big Bang' is considered to be what? Theory
Earth is not a perfectly round sphere, it is more like a squished basketball, also know as Oblate Spheroid

Science Crossword

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Crossword
Description

Any eight large heavy bodies orbiting the sun Planet
The planet we live in Earth
The planets are orbiting it Sun
Every planet has one and it shows up in the sky at night Moon
circumstellar disc in the Solar System located a ring roughly between the planets Mars and Jupiter asteroid belt
an imaginary line the planets rotates Axis
the force that attracts a body toward the center of the earth Gravity
The biggest planet Jupiter
The smallest planet Mercury
Having the characteristics of a gas Gaseous
a fixed luminous point in the night sky that is a large, body like the sun. Star
curved path of a celestial object or spacecraft around a star, planet Orbit
a large planet of low hydrogen and helium like Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, or Neptune Gas Giants
a large, bowl-shaped cavity in the ground or on the surface of a planet or the moon Crater
a small body of matter from outer space that enters the earth's atmosphere, like a rock meteor

Inner and Outer Planets Word Search

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Word Search
Description

terrestrial planets
greenhouse effect
Galileo
ice
rock
Rings
Gas giants
Great Red Spot
gravity
atmosphere
Uranus
Mars
Mercury
Venus
Earth
Neptune
Europa
Saturn
Callisto
Ganymede
Jupiter