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Sky science vocabulary 2

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Sky science vocabulary 2

  1. 1. Magnitude<br />
  2. 2. Magnitude<br />a six class scale used to measure the brightness of stars. 1st magnitude being the brightest and 6th being the faintest ones.<br />
  3. 3. Magnitude<br />a six class scale used to measure the brightness of stars. 1st magnitude being the brightest and 6th being the faintest ones.<br />
  4. 4. Star<br />
  5. 5. Star<br />A gaseous body that produces its own energy, releasing it as light and heat.<br />
  6. 6. Star<br />A gaseous body that produces its own energy, releasing it as light and heat.<br />
  7. 7. Satellite<br />
  8. 8. Satellite<br />a man made or heavenly body (Moon) that orbits around a larger object.<br />
  9. 9. Satellite<br />a man made or heavenly body (Moon) that orbits around a larger object.<br />
  10. 10. Pole Star<br />
  11. 11. Pole Star<br />a bright star, also known as North Star or Polaris, that appears in the sky in the northern hemisphere. A useful bench mark as it always stays in the same position in the northern sky.<br />
  12. 12. Pole Star<br />a bright star, also known as North Star or Polaris, that appears in the sky in the northern hemisphere. A useful bench mark as it always stays in the same position in the northern sky.<br />

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