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This is the closest planet to the sun Mercury
What is the solid inner core of a comet? Nucleus
What is a chunk of dust or rock in space? Meteoroid
What is the inner layer of the sun's atmosphere called? Photosphere
What planet is known for it's blue-green color? Neptune
What is the fuzzy layer of a comet? Coma
What planet is rust in color? Mars
What is the shape of a planet's orbit called? Ellipse
What planet is known for it's rings? Saturn
What planet do we live on? Earth
What is a dark area of gas on the sun's surface called? sunspot
What is a rocky object which revolves around the sun called? Asteroid
What is the largest planet in our solar system? Jupiter
What planet has a molten lead-like surface? Venus
What is a meteoroid that passes through the atmosphere and hits Earth's surface called? Meteorite
What was the first planet discovered by a telescope? Uranus
What is a miniature planet called? Moon
What is a big storm on a planet called? red spot

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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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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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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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Chapter 11 Review Crossword

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Who discovered Earth's orbit was an ellipse? Kepler
Small and rocky surfaces are characteristics of which planet type? inner
Ancient Greeks did not know of which planet? Uranus
The four outer planets are made mostly of hydrogen and _________. helium
What is the outer layer of the sun? photosphere
The solar system contains how many planets? Eight
What is the smallest terrestrial planet? Mercury
What do you call small asteroid-like bodies? planetesimals
Which planet is the largest and most massive? Jupiter
Where do meteroids usually come from? comets
Where are the sun do solar winds extend outward from? corona
What is Jupiter's Great Red Spot? storm
What is a meteoroid that Earth's surface? meteorite
What did ancient astronomers think the planets revolved around? Earth
Carbon dioxide is the primary gas found in which planet's atmosphere? Mars
What do all celestial planets have? moon
The number of sunspots on the sun varies over a period of how many years? eleven
Which model describes the Earth at the center of the solar system? geocentric

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Planets 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 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

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The 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 gaint
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
a planet whose orbit lies outside the asteroid belt, i.e., Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, or Neptune outer planet
the curved path of a celestial object or spacecraft around a star, planet, or moon, especially a periodic elliptical revolution orbit
a celestial body moving in an elliptical orbit around a star planets
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
a small planetary body orbiting the sun pluto
a celestial body resembling a small planet but lacking certain technical criteria that are required for it to be classed as such dwarf planet
a large, usually reddish gaseous vortex on the surface of Jupiter 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 meteoroid

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Astronomy Crossword

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the seventh planet from the Sun Uranus
meteor that survives the trip through the Earth's atmosphere and hits Earth's surface meteorite
the smallest planet and the closest to the Sun Mercury
word for the complete orbit of a planet revolution
the farthest planet from the sun Neptune
the second planet from the Sun Venus
time it takes for Earth to make one trip or revolution around the sun year
the currently believed scientific explanation for how the universe began BigBang
everything that exists anywhere including planets, stars, galaxies and all forms of matter and energy universe
marks the longest or the shortest day of the year solstice
the sixth planet from the sun Saturn
a meteoroid that burns up as it passes through the Earth's atmosphere creating a streak of light in the sky meteor
first human to step foot on the moon Armstrong
number of planets in our Solar System eight
the path one object takes around another orbit
dwarf planet Pluto
the study of space astronomy
shape of a planet's orbit ellipse
small particle from a comet or asteroid orbiting the sun meteoroid
rocky metallic objects that orbit the sun asteroids
the fifth planet from the Sun Jupiter
a large body that revolves around the Sun in the Solar System planet
the fourth planet from the Sun Mars
refers to a planet spinning on it's axis, or imaginary line that goes through the center of the planet rotation
why the moon remains close to the Earth gravity
created by asteroids and meteorites that crashed into the moon over the years craters
a common, middle sized yellow star sun
it orbits the Earth moon
created by Earth orbiting the Sun and its tilt seasons
a large group of stars, gas, and dust held together by gravity galaxy
the third planet from the Sun Earth

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Solar System Vocabulary Crossword

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Characteristics used to classify stars include color, temperature, size, composition, and ________________. brightness
When a supergiant star runs out of fuel, it can explode and form a what? supernova
An object with gravity so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape it. blackhole
Areas of gas on the sun's surface that are cooler than the gases around them. sunspots
Gas eruptions into space from the surface of the Sun. solarflares
The force that attracts all objects toward each other. Gravity
Consists of the sun, the planets, their moons, and a variety of smaller objects. solarsystem
The star located at the center of our solar system. sun
Closest planet to the Sun. mercury
Earth's "twin". Venus
The only planet in our solar system to have life. Earth
Called the "red planet". mars
The largest planet in our solar system. Jupiter
Has at least 62 moons, icy rocks, and dust that make up a large ring that circles the planet. saturn
The planet tilted on its axis, likely due to an ancient collision. uranus
Farthest planet from the sun and known for its bright blue color. Neptune
An object that orbits the sun and has enough gravity to e spherical, but has not cleared the area of its orbit. dwarfplanet
A dry and airless rock that orbits the Earth and reflects light from the sun. moon
Dark, flat areas on the moon, formed from lava flows that occurred billions of years ago. maria
Large round pits on the moon. craters
Chunks of rock or dust from space that collide with the moon. meteoroid
Another name for the inner planets that have rocky surfaces. terrestrial
The nickname given to the outer planets that do not have a solid surface. gasgiants
A region of the solar system between Mars and Jupiter made up of small objects in space. asteroidbelt
Beyond Neptune's orbit and composed of thousands of rock particles, ice, dust, and dwarf planets. kuiperbelt
Loose collections of ice, dust, and small rocks that orbit the sun. comets
The correct model of the solar system. heliocentric

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Astronomy Word Search

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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
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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

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