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Sky science vocabulary

  1. 1. Binary stars<br />
  2. 2. Binary stars<br />When two relatively close stars revolve around each other, often appearing as single stars because they are so far away from the Earth. <br />
  3. 3. Binary stars<br />When two relatively close stars revolve around each other, often appearing as single stars because they are so far away from the Earth. <br />
  4. 4. Asterism<br />
  5. 5. Asterism<br />stars that form patterns but are generally smaller than or part of a constellation. The Big Dipper is an asterism and forms part of the constellation Ursa Major. <br />
  6. 6. Asterism<br />stars that form patterns but are generally smaller than or part of a constellation. The Big Dipper is an asterism and forms part of the constellation Ursa Major. <br />
  7. 7. Constellations<br />
  8. 8. Constellations<br />Bright stars grouped according to the patterns they make in the sky. <br />
  9. 9. Constellations<br />Bright stars grouped according to the patterns they make in the sky. <br />
  10. 10. Asteroidbelt<br />
  11. 11. Asteroidbelt<br />The area between the inner and outer planets that is filled with asteroids. <br />
  12. 12. Asteroidbelt<br />The area between the inner and outer planets that is filled with asteroids. <br />
  13. 13. Asteroids<br />
  14. 14. Asteroids<br />chunks of rock that vary in size from very large (appr. 1030 km in diameter) to quite small. They orbit the sun between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. About 3000 asteroids have been discovered. <br />
  15. 15. Asteroids<br />chunks of rock that vary in size from very large (appr. 1030 km in diameter) to quite small. They orbit the sun between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. About 3000 asteroids have been discovered. <br />
  16. 16. astronomy<br />
  17. 17. astronomy<br />the study of the Universe and all of the bodies that appear in the skies <br />
  18. 18. astronomy<br />the study of the Universe and all of the bodies that appear in the skies <br />
  19. 19. Axis<br />
  20. 20. Axis<br />a straight line that an object or body rotates, or seems to rotate around <br />
  21. 21. Axis<br />a straight line that an object or body rotates, or seems to rotate around <br />
  22. 22. Black hole<br />
  23. 23. Black hole<br />an intense gravitational field created when a star runs out of fuel and collapses. Nothing, not even light can escape its pull. <br />
  24. 24. Black hole<br />an intense gravitational field created when a star runs out of fuel and collapses. Nothing, not even light can escape its pull. <br />
  25. 25. Comet<br />
  26. 26. Comet<br />a large ball of ice, dust, rock and gas that orbits the Sun, circling the dark edges of the Solar System<br />
  27. 27. Comet<br />a large ball of ice, dust, rock and gas that orbits the Sun, circling the dark edges of the Solar System<br />
  28. 28. Crater<br />
  29. 29. Crater<br />A hole created on the surface of an object or body, made by falling meteorites or by erupting volcanoes.<br />
  30. 30. Crater<br />A hole created on the surface of an object or body, made by falling meteorites or by erupting volcanoes.<br />
  31. 31. EMIT<br />
  32. 32. EMIT<br />to send or give out <br />
  33. 33. EMIT<br />to send or give out <br />
  34. 34. Galaxy<br />
  35. 35. Galaxy<br />A spiral island of stars in space. Our galaxy is called the Milky Way. <br />
  36. 36. Galaxy<br />A spiral island of stars in space. Our galaxy is called the Milky Way. <br />
  37. 37. Gibbous<br />
  38. 38. Gibbous<br />A phase in the moon’s cycle when more than half of the moon, but not the entire face of the Moon, is illuminated.<br />
  39. 39. Gibbous<br />A phase in the moon’s cycle when more than half of the moon, but not the entire face of the Moon, is illuminated.<br />
  40. 40. gravity<br />
  41. 41. gravity<br />a force that attracts and holds the universe together. It gives objects weight<br />
  42. 42. gravity<br />a force that attracts and holds the universe together. It gives objects weight<br />
  43. 43. Inner planets<br />
  44. 44. Inner planets<br />The four hard rocky planets – Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars – closest to the Sun<br />
  45. 45. Inner planets<br />The four hard rocky planets – Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars – closest to the Sun<br />
  46. 46. Light year<br />
  47. 47. Light year<br />the distance light travels in a year. This unit is used to measure distances in space. One light year is about 9.5 trillion km<br />
  48. 48. Light year<br />the distance light travels in a year. This unit is used to measure distances in space. One light year is about 9.5 trillion km<br />
  49. 49. Lunar Eclipse<br />
  50. 50. Lunar Eclipse<br />when the moon moves into the Earth’s shadow, preventing sunlight from falling onto the moon’s surface.<br />
  51. 51. Lunar Eclipse<br />when the moon moves into the Earth’s shadow, preventing sunlight from falling onto the moon’s surface.<br />
  52. 52. Blue Moon<br />
  53. 53. Blue Moon<br />The second full moon in the same calendar month. <br />
  54. 54. Blue Moon<br />The second full moon in the same calendar month. <br />

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