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Astronomy Review

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Astronomy Unit 1 Test Review

Created Date 09.18.19
Last Updated 09.23.19
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  • an explanation based on evidence from experiments
  • the universe
  • the name of our galaxy
  • says the universe was created from an explosion and continues to expand today
  • this observation led to the Big Bang theory becoming more widely accepted by scientists
  • separates the inner planets from the outer planets
  • closest planet to the sun
  • model that says the earth is at the center of the universe
  • a terrestrial planet that is smaller than earth, has a thin atmosphere, and appears red
  • the third planet from the sun
  • this keeps planets in orbit around the sun
  • this makes up the asteroid belt
  • this is made of frozen gases and solid rock
  • made up of dust and rock and burns up in Earth's atmosphere
  • explains the differences between the inner and outer planets
  • causes the planets to orbit the sun
  • this claim supports the heliocentric model of the solar system
  • compared to the other planets, Earth has the most
  • Jupiter and Earth are different because
  • second planet from the sun, the hottest planet, Earth's "twin", appears yellow
  • has a storm known as the Great Red Spot that has been raging for hundreds of years
  • states that the sun is in the center of the solar system
  • scientist who first proposed the heliocentric theory
  • smallest planet, no atmosphere, really hot and cold temperatures, first planet from sun
  • the planets' orbits are called
  • an object at rest or in motion stays that way unless acted upon by an outside force
  • where our solar system is located in the Milky Way Galaxy
  • gaseous planet known for ring system, larger than Earth, 6th planet from sun
  • dark blue in color because of methane in atmosphere
  • only planet that has oxygen in the atmosphere
  • gaseous planet, larger than Earth, known as "sideways" planet, 7th planet from sun
  • large group of stars, gas, and dust held together by gravity
  • the curved path of Earth around the sun
  • system of planets that revolve around the sun
  • from largest to smallest
  • similarity among asteroids, comets, and meteoroids
  • has a head and tail and when it gets closer to the sun, the tail gets longer
  • referred to as a shooting star because it streaks across the sky
  • the study of space
  • tool used by Galileo to help prove Copernicus' Theory was correct