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courtneymeeks solor system vocabulary

courtneymeeks solor system vocabulary - Term Definition A...

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Unformatted text preview: Term: Definition: A model of the universe in which earth is at center of the revolving planets and stars. 1 Term: Definition: A moldel of the solar system in which earth and the other planets revolve around the sun. 2 Term: Definition: An oval shape which may be evongated or nearly cicular 3 Term: Definition: the tendency to an object to resist a changein motion 4 Term: Definition: A force that moves rocks and other matirals down hill the force that pulls objects toward each other 5 Term: Definition: The terrestrial planets are the four innermost planets in the solar system, Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. 6 Term: 7 Definition: a building with glass walls and a glass roof where plants are grown under controlled conditions. AND the rise in temperature that is caused by gases that keep the heat from the sun from evaporating into space. Term: Definition: 8 gas giant - any of the four outermost planets in the solar system; much larger than Earth and gaseous in nature (like Jupiter) Term: Definition: 9 a celestial body that travels around the sun, usually in a highly elliptical orbit: thought to consist of a solid frozen nucleus part of which vaporizes on approaching the sun to form a gaseous luminous coma and a long luminous tail Term: Definition: spinning backwards on its axis 10 Term: Definition: diameter that revolve about the sun in orbits lying mostly between those of Mars and Jupiter. 11 Term: Definition: region of space between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter in which most asteroids are located 12 Term: Definition: When they enter the earth's atmosphere, they become visible as meteors 13 Term: Definition: meteoroid that has entered the earth's atmosphere. 14 Term: Definition: mass of stone or metal that has reached the earth from outer space 15 ...
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