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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

The Sun-Earth-Moon System Crossword

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imaginary vertical line that cuts through the center of Earth around which Earth spins Axis
a round, three-dimensional object whose surface is the same distance from its center at all points SPhere
Earth's yearlong elliptical orbit around the Sun revolution
occurs when the Moon pauses directly between the Sun and Earth and cast a shawdow over part of Earth solar eclipse
change in appearance of the Moon as viewed from the Earth moon phase
moon phase that occurs when the Moon is between Earth and the Sun new moon
curved path followed by a satellite as it revolves around an onject orbit
describes phase that occur after a full moon as the visible lighted side of the Moon grows smaller waning
phase that occurs when all of the Moon's surface facing Earth reflects light. full moon
describes phase following a new moon, as more of the Moon's lighted side becomes visible waxing
twice-yearly point at which the Sun reaches its greatest distance north or south of the equator solstice
occurs when Earth's shawdow falls on the Moon lunar eclipse
move or cause to move into a sloping position tilt
spinning of Earth on its imaginary axis rotation
twice-yearly time-each spring and fall-when the Sun is directly over the equator and the number of daylight and nighttime hours are equal worldwide equinox
the partial or total blocking of light of one celestial object by another eclipse
the sun shines directly on the plant with no other plants, trees, or structures interfering with the sunlight direct sunlight
sunlight that reaches the Earth’s surface after being dispersed in the atmosphere over haze, dust and clouds indirect sunlight

Earth, Moon and Sun Crossword

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Imaginary line through Earth's center Axis
In relation to the Sun Tilt
Caused by the tilt of Earth's axis as the Earth travel around the Sun Seasons
Two days of the year on which neither hemisphere is tilted toward or away from the Sun (September 22 and March 21) Equinox
Two days of the year on which the noon sun is directly overhead at either 23.5 south or north (December 21 and June 21) Solstice
Moon is getting larger in the sky, moving from the New Moon towards the Full Moon Waxing
Different shapes of the moon as seen from earth Phases
Moon is decreasing in size, moving from the Full Moon towards the New Moon Waning
The spinning motion of a planet on its axis Rotation
When half of the Moon's Earth facing side is lit by the sun First quarter
Decreases in size from sunlight Gibbous
When just half of the moon's Eartg-facing side is visible Third quarter
The moon face is completely lit Full moon
Thin silver of the moon Crescent
When the side of the moon is facing earth also faces directly away from the sun New moon
Caused by the interaction of the Earth, Moon and Sun Tides
The movement of an object around another object Revolution
Blocking light from one celestial body by the passage of another between it Eclipse
When the moon passes between the Son and Earth Solar Eclipse
When the moon passes through earth shadow Lunar eclipse

SPACE WORDSEARCH

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ASTRONAUT
CONSTELLATIONS
DWARF PLANET
EARTH
GALAXY
GRAVITY
JUPITER
MARS
MERCURY
MOON
NEPTUNE
ORBIT
PLANETS
PLUTO
SATURN
SOLAR SYSTEM
SPACE
STARS
SUN
URANUS
VENUS

Earth in Space Crossword

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Crossword
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The different shapes of the moon you see from earth. Phases
Occurs when a new moon blocks your view of the sun (2 words). Solar Eclipse
The very darkest part of the moon's shadow, cone shaped. Umbra
Larger, less dark part of the moon's shadow. Penumbra
The rise and fall of the ocean water that occurs about every 12-1/2 hours. Tides
Moon's dark flat areas, hardened rock caused by huge lava flows. Maria
Large round pits. Craters
Chunks of rock or dust from space. Meteoroids
When an object in space comes between the sun and a third object, casting a shadow on that object. Eclipse
The study of the moon, stars, and other objects in space. Astronomy
An imaginary line that crosses through the Earth's center and the North and South Poles. Axis
Spinning of the Earth on its axis. Rotation
Movement of one object around another. Revolution
The path taken while making a revolution. Orbit
A push or pull. Force

Life Cycle of Stars Crossword

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The brightness of a star's light is called magnitude
The stars heats up and hydrogen is converted to helium nuclear fusion
Huge cold clouds of gas and dust nebula
The earliest stage of a star's life in which the contracting cloud heats up and becomes a protostar
Stars spend most of their lives here as long as hydrogen fuses into helium main sequence
Once medium-sized stars run out of nuclear fuel, the star becomes a red giant
Have no fuel, but glow from leftover energy white dwarf
When a massive star runs out of hydrogen, it becomes a red supergiant
The explosion of a large star that causes heavier elements to form supernova
These stars form from small supergiants neutron star
A place in space where gravity is so great that light can't escape black hole
The most massive stars form ____ iron
A white dwarf that has cooled black dwarf
Forms from the outer layers of hydrogen and helium that are cast off when a red giant becomes a white dwarf planetary nebula
How long a star lives depends on its mass
_____________ are rich in hydrogen young stars
_________ use up their fuel more quickly large mass stars
Stars that have less mass then the sun can live up to ____ billion years two hundred
A medium-mass star will live for about ___ billion years ten
A star that is more massive than the sun may live only about ten _____ years million

Planets Word Search

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astronauts
atmosphere
Space
Gas
Star Dust
Moon
Rocket
Comet
Neptune
Venus
Uranus
Galaxy
Solar System
Sun
mars
Jupiter
Stars
Earth
Milky Way
Pluto
Saturn

Sun & Stars Crossword

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equal to six trillion miles light year
apparent change in position of an object parallax
the process in which hydrogen atoms join to form helium nuclear fusion
its life span depends on its mass star
spinning neutron star pulsar
a system of two stars in which one star revolves around the other binary star
first stage of a star's life protostar
located on sun's surface and can be larger than Earth sunspot
a massive and extremely remote celestial object quasar
the force that attracts a body toward the center of the earth is known as _______. gravity
the tendency of an object to resist a change in motion inertia
The eruption that occurs when magnetic energy heats gases on the sun to millions of degrees Celsius solar flare
a device that breaks light into colors and produces an image of the resulting spectrum spectrograph
also known as a star's luminosity absolute brightness
a graph used to find out if the temperature and the absolute brightness of stars are related HR diagram
a large cloud of gas and dust spread out in an immensive volume nebula
The blue-white core of a star that is left behind cools and becomes a _______. white dwarf
after a ______, some of the material from the star expands into space. supernova
an object with strong gravity that nothing can escape black hole
the remain of a high-mass star neutron star
the process of building something up gradually by the gathering together of smaller pieces is called _______. accretion
the amount of matter in an object mass
the relative mass of an object weight

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

Stars, Galaxies and the Universe Crossword

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The colors in the spectrum of a side moving toward earth are shifted slightly toward blue. Blueshift
A star that suddenly becomes brighter. Nova
An observed change in the frequency of a wave when the source or observer is moving. Doppler Effect
A large celestial body that is composed of gas and that emits light. Star
14 billion years ago, a sudden event that sent all matter and energy outward in all directions. Big Bang
The coldest temperature possible. Absolute zero.
Nightly luminous stars from main sequence stars that are more massive than the sun, which becomes larger than giants in their third stage. Super Giant
A large cloud of gas or dust in interstellar space; a region in space where stars are born. nebula
an object so massive and dense that even light cannot escape its gravity. Black hole
Pair of stars that revolve around each other and are held together by gravity. Binary stars
A collection of stars, dust, and gas bound together by gravity. Galaxy
Unknown material Dark energy
The total amount of energy stars give off each second. luminosity
The brightness of a star as seen from earth. Apparent magnitude
The study of the origin, properties, and evolution of the universe. Cosmology
A spiral galaxy in which the sun is one of hundreds of billions of stars. Milky Way Galaxy