Name ______________________________________ Science - 7th period Date: ________________ The Universe: Objects in the Solar System Earth’s Moon 1. A moon is a natural _______________________ of a planet 2. A satellite moves around another object in a fixed path, or ______________________. Earth’s moon size 1. It looks much larger than any of the planets but it is actually ___________________ than any planet. 2. It also looks the same size as the Sun but is _________________ times smaller than the sun. What makes the moon appear so large? 1. The moon is 384,000 km from Earth 2. The sun is _______________________ km from Earth. 3. When objects are closer, they seem ____________________. Other objects of the Solar System 1. __________________ planets orbit the sun and are ________________ and have different characteristics than a planet 2. _______________________ is a large chunk of ________________ that orbits the sun. ( the largest is 600 km in diameter) a. Most asteroids orbit in an area called the asteroid _____________ located between _______________ & ______________________. 3. Comets- small clumps of rocks, dust, and _______________ that glow and form ________________ as they near the sun. 4. Some orbit again and again, while others make 1 trip around the sun and then head out into space never to return. 5. ______________________________ - small ___________________ bodies that are similar to asteroids but are much ______________________. 6. Meteorite is a meteoroid that enters Earth’s ___________________________ and hits the ground. 7. ________________________ is the bright streak of ____________________ of a meteoroid burning up in the atmosphere. ( known as “Shooting Stars”) Why do all these objects orbit the Sun? Name ______________________________________ Science - 7th period Date: ________________ 1. All of these objects are attracted to the sun by its _________________________________ pull.