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Science Homework Week 6
Find a modern definition, an image for each, and give at
least 3 names of each:
• Star
- a large ball of burning gas that you can see in the night sky because it is so
bright.
Zeta
Orionis
Epsilon Orionis
• Planet- planet come from the Greek word “wanderer”.
Mercury
Venus
Earth
• Satellite
- a natural body revolving around a planet.
Sputnik
Hubble Space Telescope
International Space Station
• Galaxy
- millions of stars and dust that is held together with gravitational
attraction.
Milky Way
Andromeda
Bode’s Galaxy
• Comet
- a fairly small solar system body that orbits the sun, when it is eventually
gets close enough to the sun it can be seen.
Hale Bopp
Swift Tuttle
Hyakutake
• Asteroid
- small solar system bodies that also orbit the sun just like comets that are
made of rock and metal.
Ceres
Pallas
Vesta
• Meteorite- a small rock or particle of debris in our solar system they come in
different sizes from dust to around 10 meters in diameter larger objects are often
called asteroids.
• Constellation- a group of stars which definite names have been given.
Southern Cross
Capella
Hercules Constellation