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force
a) A push or a pull b) the force of gravity on an object c) the amount of matter in an object d) the movement of an object around another object
gravity
a) a force of attraction between objects that is due to their masses b) every object in the universe attracts every other object c) the force of gravity on an object d) the movement of an object around another object
equinox
a) period of equal days and nights; the beginning of spring and autumn; Ex. vernal/autumnal eq b) every object in the universe attracts every other object c) a system of timekeeping that defines the beginning and length and divisions of the year d) point or time at which the sun is farthest from the equator
revolution
a) the movement of an object around another object b) the path of an object as it revolves around another object in space c) the force of gravity on an object d) the amount of matter in an object
rotation
a) spinning of Earth on its imaginary axis, which takes about 24 hours to complete and causes b) the path of an object as it revolves around another object in space c) point or time at which the sun is farthest from the equator d) a force of attraction between objects that is due to their masses
orbit
a) the path of an object as it revolves around another object in space b) the tendency of an object to resist any change in its motion c) the study of the moon, stars, and other objects in space d) the movement of an object around another object
solstice
a) point or time at which the sun is farthest from the equator b) every object in the universe attracts every other object c) the amount of matter in an object d) the movement of an object around another object
astronomy
a) the study of the moon, stars, and other objects in space b) the movement of an object around another object c) the path of an object as it revolves around another object in space d) the amount of matter in an object
calendar
a) a system of timekeeping that defines the beginning and length and divisions of the year b) point or time at which the sun is farthest from the equator c) the tendency of an object to resist any change in its motion d) an imaginary line that passes through Earth's center and its North and South Poles
axis
a) an imaginary line that passes through Earth's center and its North and South Poles b) a system of timekeeping that defines the beginning and length and divisions of the year c) point or time at which the sun is farthest from the equator d) the tendency of an object to resist any change in its motion
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