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Flashcards - Exploring Features of the Solar System

Flashcards - Exploring Features of the Solar System
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white dwarf
A white dwarf, also called a degenerate dwarf, is a stellar remnant composed mostly of electron-degenerate matter
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red giant
A red giant is a luminous giant star of low or intermediate mass in a late phase of stellar evolution
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main sequence star
In astronomy, the main sequence is a continuous and distinctive band of stars that appears on plots of stellar color versus brightness
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lunar eclipse
A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly behind the Earth into its umbra
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comet
A comet is an icy small Solar System body that, when passing close to the Sun, heats up and begins to outgas, displaying a visible atmosphere or coma, and sometimes also a tail
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comet
A comet is an icy small Solar System body that, when passing close to the Sun, heats up and begins to outgas, displaying a visible atmosphere or coma, and sometimes also a tail
lunar eclipse
A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly behind the Earth into its umbra
main sequence star
In astronomy, the main sequence is a continuous and distinctive band of stars that appears on plots of stellar color versus brightness
red giant
A red giant is a luminous giant star of low or intermediate mass in a late phase of stellar evolution
white dwarf
A white dwarf, also called a degenerate dwarf, is a stellar remnant composed mostly of electron-degenerate matter
asteroid
Asteroids are minor planets, especially those of the inner Solar System
meteoroid
A meteoroid is a small rocky or metallic body in outer space
terrestrial planets
A terrestrial planet, telluric planet, or rocky planet is a planet that is composed primarily of silicate rocks or metals
solar nebula theory
The nebular hypothesis is the most widely accepted model in the field of cosmogony to explain the formation and evolution of the Solar System
brown dwarfs
Brown dwarfs are substellar objects that occupy the mass range between the heaviest gas giants and the lightest stars, of approximately 13 to 75–80 Jupiter masses
Sun
The Sun is the star at the center of the Solar System

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