My solar system:Naomi standridge Flashcards

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Geocentric
A model of the universe in which Earth is at the center of revolving planets and stars.(pg 555
Sentence: GEOCENTRIC means everything revovles around the Earth this is wrong .
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Heliocentric
A model of the solar system in which Earth and the other planets revolve around the sun.
Sentence: HELIOCENTRIC is when planets revolve around the sun this is correct the sun is in the middle of all the planets.
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heliocentric
Ellipse
An oval shape which may be elongated or nearly circular.(557)
Sentence: ELLIPSE is shaped kind of like like a circle but all so very oval its mixed.
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Inertia
The tendency of an object to resist a change in motion.(522)
Sentence: INTERIA makes a object stay in its postion that it is already in.
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Gravity
A force that moves rocks and other materials downhill;the force that pulls objects toward each other.(205,520)
Sentence: GRAVITY holds down rocks and tiny things without it we wouid float up in the sky.(205,520)
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Terrestrial planets
The name often given to the four inner planets ;Mercury , Venus , Earth , and Mars.
Sentence: TERRESTRIAL PLANETS are the four inner planets the are the inner meaning they are close to the sun.
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Retrograde rotation
Greenhouse Effect
The process by which heat is trapped in the atmosphere by water vapor carbon dioxide methane and other gases that form a ''blanket'' around Earth the trapping of heat by a planet's atmosphere.
Sentence: GREEN HOUSE EFFECT means gases form a blanket that traps the heat around earth.
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Gas giant
The names of the 1st four inner planets Jupiter , Saturn , Uranus , and Neptune.
Sentence: GAS GIANT are the names of the first four inner planets close to the middle .
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comet
A loose collection of ice , dust , and small rocky particles typically with a long narrow orbit of the sun.
Sentence: A COMET loose ice and rock particles usally long and narrow straight.
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Astroid
Rocky objects revolving around the sunhat and are too small and numerous to be considered planets(586)
Sentence: ASTROID are small rocky objects that are to small to be considered a planet.
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Astroid belt
The region of the solar system between the orbits of Mars , and Jupiter , where many astroids are found.(586)
Sentence: The ASTROID BELT is the region of the solar system between the planets.
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Meteoroid
A chunk of rock or dust in space.(533,587)
Sentence: METEOROID is a huge massive piece of rock or dust.
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Meteor
A streak of light in the sky produced by the burning of a meteoroid in Earths atmosphere.(587)
Sentence: METEOR is a light from the sky from a burning meteoroid.
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Meteorite
A meteoroid that passes through the atmosphere and hits Earths surface.
Sentence: METEORITES goes straight through atmosphere and touches Earths suface.
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