Solar System Questions

Flashcard maker : Lily Taylor
atmosphere
all the gases which surround a star or a planet
rotate
turn around a center point
mercury
the second smallest planet in our solar system
saturn
the planet is surrounded by over 1000 rings of ice and dust
asteroid
a rocky space object of varying size
comet
a big ball of dirty ice and snow in outer space
earth
third closet planet to the sun
solar
having to do with the sun
neptune
planet has a moon called trition
universe
the huge space which contains all of the matter and energy in existence
meteorite
piece of stone or metal from space that falls to earth surface
orbit
path followed by an object in space as it goes around another object
revolve
to move in an orbit or circle around something
pluto
smallest planet
mars
iron in the soil gives this planet its red color
satellite
object is so large that all of the other planets could fit inside it
uranus
planet tilts over so far on its axis that it rotates on its side
venus
planet is sometimes called the evening star and is the closest lanet to the earth

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