Unit 1 Universe and Solar System Vocabulary

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Term: Universe Definition: Is made up of all known objects (stars, solar systems, planets, moons, comets, space rocks, dust, gases) and energy in space. Term: Big Bang Theory Definition: The great explosion that is thought to have caused the formation of the universe. Term: Galaxy Definition: A family of stars. Term: Milky Way Galaxy Definition: Galaxy that contains earth and the solar system Term: Solar System Definition: Contains the sun, eight planets, their moons, comets, asteroids, and meteoroids.
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Term: Geocentric Theory Definition: The idea that all objects in space revolve around Earth. Term: Heliocentric Theory Definition: The idea that the sun is at the center of the solar system. Term: Rotation Definition: The movement of a space object, such as Earth, turning on its own axis.
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