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Occurs when a full moon moves into the Earth's shadow
a) lunar eclipse b) solar eclipe c) helio eclipse d) sun spot
Occurs when the new moon moves briefly between the Earth and the sun
a) solar eclipse b) lunar eclipse c) sun spot d) ice age
Rise and fall of the oceans, occurs twice a day
a) tides b) waves c) current d) gravity
The line through the widest part of an ellipse
a) major axis b) minor axis c) diameter d) radius
A force of attraction between all objects in the universe
a) gravity b) magnetism c) electricity d) inertia
Any object that orbits another object in space
a) satellite b) sun c) planet d) moon
The tendency of an object to keep moving or to remain stationary
a) inertia b) gravity c) tides d) luminosity
A rocky object that could be located in a belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter
a) asteroid b) moon c) planet d) boulder
Particles of space that heat up and become visible light as they fall toward the Earth
a) meteors b) comets c) moons d) planets
Icy object that originated beyond the planets
a) comet b) meteoroid c) asteroid d) moon
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