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lightyear
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terrestrial planet
gas giant
absolute magnitude
apparent magnitude
umbra
penumbra
lunar eclipse
solar eclipse
differential rotation
meteor
planetesimals
heliocentric
geocentric
astronomical units
waning
waxing
revolution
roataion

Wordsearch - Tides, Eclipses and Moon

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tides
astronomer
astronomers
heliocentric
geocentric
uranus
pluto
neptune
saturn
jupiter
mars
mercury
venus
springtide
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rotation
orbit
axis
space
eclipses
sun
moon
earth
lunar
solar
preumbra
umbra
newmoon
fullmoon
firstquarter
lastquarter
waning
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crescent
phase

Earth, sun, & moon Word Search

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Rocket
Maria
Phases
Mass
Force
Axis
Orbit
Escape velocity
Velocity
Meteoroids
Telescope
Spring tide
Lunar eclipse
Umbra
Inertia
Gravity
Equinox
Revolution
Space probe
Space shuttle
Satellite
Or tubal velocity
Thrust
Craters
Neap tide
Solar eclipse
Penumbra
Eclipse
Weight
Solstice
Rotation
astromony

The Solar System Word Search

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asteroid
astmoshphere
astronomer
aurora borealis
black hole
comet
earth
eclipse
galaxy
gravity
jupiter
luminosity
lunar
mars
mercury
moon
neptune
orbiting
satellite
saturn
solar system
universe
uranus
venus
waning
waxing
zodiac

Heavenly Bodies Word Search

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dusk
dawn
penumbra
umbra
telescope
tides
solar
eclipse
gravity
waning
waxing
phases
lunar
solstice
tilt
revolution
rotation
orbit

Moon Word Search

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earth
lunar eclipse
waning gibbous
waxing gibbous
horizon
rotate
lunar
waxing crescent
revolve
orbit
solar eclipse
solar system
sun
waning crescent

Planets and History of Astronomy Crossword

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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

Space Science Vocabulary Crossword

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Crossword
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the path of an object in space as it moves around another object due to gravity orbit
everything-space and all the matter and energy in it universe
a group of millions of stars held together by their own gravity galaxy
a group of stars that form a pattern in the sky constellation
the distance between one wave peak and the next wave wavelength
the range of colors that appears in a beam of visible light spectrum
an object that orbits a more massive object satellite
a spacecraft that passes one or more planets flyby
a spacecraft used to study a planet over a long period of time orbiter
used to land instruments on a planet lander
the imaginary line which a turning body rotates axis of rotation
the motion of one object around another revolution
patterns of temperature changes caused by the position of the Earth's axis relative to the direction of sunlight season
the patterns of lit and unlit portions of the Moon as seen from Earth lunar phases
the moon becomes dark because it passes through the Earth's shadow lunar eclipse
the sun seems to darken because the Moon's shadow falls onto part of Earth solar eclipse
the darkest part of the shadow umbra
a region of lighter shadow that surrounds an umbra penumbra

Solar system Word Search

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allignment
asteroid
comet
earth
eclipse
jupiter
luminious
lunar eclipse
mars
mercury
meteor
moon
neptune
phasesofthemoon
satillite
saturn
solar eclipse
solarsystem
star
Sun
tiltofearth
universe
uranus
venus
waning
waxing

The Sun-Earth-Moon System Crossword

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Crossword
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The path in object follows as it moves around another object Orbit
The motion of one object around another object Revolution
Spinning motion Rotation
The line on which an object rotates Rotation axis
Our day went Earth’s Rotation access is the most toward or away from the sun Solstice
A day when earth‘s rotation axis is leaning along earth’s orbit, neither toward nor away from the sun Equinox
The large dark flat areas on the moon Maria
The portion of the moon or a planet reflecting light as seen from earth Phase
More of the moons near side is a lit each night Waxing phase
Less of the moon’s near side is lit each night Waning phase
The central darker part of a shadow were light is totally blocked Umbra
The later part of a shadow were light is partially blocked penumbra
When the moon shadow appears on earth surface Solar eclipse
Occurs when the moon moves into earths shadow Lunar eclipse
The daily rise and fall of sea level Tide

Solar system Crossword

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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