Flashcards - The Solar System & The Earth-Moon-Sun Relationship

Flashcards - The Solar System & The Earth-Moon-Sun Relationship
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terrestrial planets
A terrestrial planet, telluric planet, or rocky planet is a planet that is composed primarily of silicate rocks or metals
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meteoroid
A meteoroid is a small rocky or metallic body in outer space
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asteroid
Asteroids are minor planets, especially those of the inner Solar System
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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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rotation
A rotation is a circular movement of an object around a center of rotation
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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
rotation
A rotation is a circular movement of an object around a center of rotation
lunar eclipse
A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly behind the Earth into its umbra
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
new moon
In astronomy, new moon is the first phase of the Moon, when it orbits as seen from the Earth, the moment when the Moon and the Sun have the same ecliptical longitude
tidal force
The tidal force is a secondary effect of the force of gravity and is responsible for the tides
Tides
Tides are the rise and fall of sea levels caused by the combined effects of the gravitational forces exerted by the Moon and the Sun and the rotation of the Earth
solar eclipse
As seen from the Earth, a solar eclipse is a type of eclipse that occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and the Moon fully or partially blocks the Sun
Sun
The Sun is the star at the center of the Solar System
Tropic of Capricorn
The Tropic of Capricorn is the circle of latitude that contains the subsolar point on the December solstice

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