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a. Stars that are visible in the local sky on any clear night of the year, at any time of the night Circumpolar
a. A loop in a planet’s apparent path during which it seems to change course. Retrograde Motion
a. The sum total of all matter and energy Universe
a. The longest or shortest day of the year Solstice
a. A pattern of stars that may span several constellations. Asterism
a. The event that marked the beginning of the expansion of the universe Big Bang
a. Constellations along the ecliptic Zodiac
a. The Sun’s apparent annual path around the celestial sphere Ecliptic
a. First day of spring or fall Equinox
A moon phase that is quite near the Sun in the sky, so cannot see it newmoon
The star system that Earth belongs to solar
He found the planetary motion kepler
He discovered laws of motion and gravity newton
Moderately large object orbiting a star planet
An object orbiting a planet moon
A relatively small and rocky object orbiting a star asteroid
A relatively small and icy object orbiting a star comet
A great island of stars in space galaxy
A point at which the Moon crosses Earth’s orbital plane Node
The point on the sky directly overhead from observer zenith
a. The distance from the horizon to an object in the sky Altitude
It is the North Star Polaris
A region of the sky with well-defined borders. constellation
Gradual wobble altering the orientation of Earth's axis in space precession

Astronomy Crossword Puzzle

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Crossword
Description

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

Space Science Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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 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

Outer Space Crossword

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Crossword
Description

The current path of a celestial object. ORBIT
It orbits the Earth. MOON
Third planet from the Sun. EARTH
A layer of gases surrounding a planet. ATMOSPHERE
The line about wich a rotation body, such as the earth, turns. AXIS
The Earth orbits it. SUN
The sun is a... STAR
A cup-shaped depression on the surface of the Earth or other heavenly body. CRATER
The solar system contains eight... PLANETS
This planet used to be the ninth planet. PLUTO
To move in a circle on a central axis. REVOLVE
A small rocky body orbiting the sun. ASTEROID
It's an interval equal to 24 hours. DAY
When the sun is below the horizon. NIGHT
A group of stars forming a recognizable pattern. CONSTELLATION
A streak of light in the sky caused by a chunck of rock burning up in Earth's air. METEOR
An object made of dust and frozen gases that orbits the Sun. COMET
It can be solar or lunar. ECLIPSE
A group of stars, gas, and dust. GALAXY
The Moon goes through eight... PHASES

Astronomy Crossword

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Crossword
Description

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

Planets Crossword

Type
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

Gravity Crossword

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Crossword
Description

The spinning motion of a planet in its axis. ROTATION
The blocking of sunlight that occurs when the moon is in between the Earth and the sun. SOLARECLIPES
The two days of the year on which the sun is at its greatest distance. SOLSTICE
A tide with the greatest distance between a low and high tide. SPRINGTIDE
A rise and fall of the ocean due to the moons gravity. TIDE
The darkest part of a shadow UMBRA
The force of gravity on an object. WEIGHT
The study of the moon, stars, and other objects in space. ASTRONOMY
An imaginary line between the North and South poles. AXIS
The partial or total blocking of an object in space ECLIPSE
A push or pull exerted on an object. FORCE
A force that pulls rocks and other materials and attracts objects together. GRAVITY
The blocking of sunlight that occurs when the Earth is directly in front of the moon. LUNARECLIPSE
The amount of matter in an object. MASS
A tide with the least difference between a low and high tide that occurs when the sun and the moon pull with right angles at each other at the first and third quarters. NEAPTIDE
The path of an object that revolves around another object in space. ORBIT
Partially shaded outer region of the darkest part of the shadow. PENUMBRA
One of the different apparent shapes on the moon as seen on Earth. PHASES
The tendancy of an object to resist change of motion. INERTIA
The partial or total blocking of an object by another in space Equinox

Science Crossword

Type
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

6th Grade Science Project Crossword

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Crossword
Description

Any of the large celestial bodies that revolve around the Sun in the solar system planets
a small object that enters Earth's atmosphere from space and burns due to friction, emitting light meteor
The four largest and brightest moons of Jupiter, which were discovered by Galileo Galilei: Ganymede, Io, Callisto, and Europa Galilean moons
Large and small rocks or metallic masses orbiting the Sun; made up of materials similar to those that formed the planets Asteroid
A celestial body of ice, dust, and rock with an elongated and elliptical orbit Comet
the force that causes objects with mass to attract one another Gravity
the whole mass of air surrounding a planet Atmosphere
move in an elliptical path around a center Revolution
The gravitationally-curved path of an object around a point in space Orbit
To spin on an axis; the spinning of Earth on its axis that causes day and night to occur Rotation
Composition of outer planets whose atmosphere is made of gases Gaseous
relating to the land Terrestrial
The region between the inner and outer planets where most asteroids orbit around the Sun Asteroid belt
A reusable spacecraft designed to transport people and cargo between Earth and space Space shuttle
A vehicle or device designed for travel or operation outside Earth's atmosphere Spacecraft
a large artificial satellite used as a long-term base for manned operations in space. Space station
An unmanned spacecraft designed to explore the solar system and transmit data back to Earth Space probe
an engine that provides thrust directly through the burning of its fuel without requiring the intake of air Rocket
A vehicle for exploring the surface of an extraterrestrial body (such as the Moon and Mars) Rover
National Aeronautics and Space Administration; the American governmental agency dedicated to space exploration NASA

SPACE WORDSEARCH

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Description

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