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An object that orbits a planet
a) Satellite
b) Meteor
c) Solar
d) Moon Phases

The circular movement of one object around another object.
a) Revolution
b) Rotation
c) Inertia
d) Satellite

To spin on an axis.
a) Rotation
b) Revolution
c) Intertia
d) Orbit

The path that an object makes around another object
a) Orbit
b) Rotation
c) Revolution
d) Satellite

Time of the year with similar temperatures due to amount of direct sunlight
a) Seasons
b) Climate
c) Weather
d) Water Cycle

A rock from space that impacts a planet or natural satellite
a) Meteorite
b) Meteor
c) Satellite
d) Space Rocket

The rise and fall of the oceans-caused by the pull of the Moon's gravity.
a) Tides
b) Ocean waves
c) Water Depth
d) Inertia

The principal that explains why objects in motion stay in motion
a) Inertia
b) Friction
c) Gravity
d) Orbit

A bowl-shaped impression made by a meteorite on a planet or moon
a) Crater
b) Meteorite
c) Meteor
d) Satellite

Referring to the Moon
a) Lunar
b) Solar
c) Crater
d) Orbit

Imaginary line a planet spins on. It passes through the poles
a) Axis
b) Orbit
c) Equator
d) Longititude

Appearance of the moon due to the reflection and place of its orbit
a) Moon Phase
b) Moon Appearance
c) Satellite
d) Wanning

Pull of one body on another: it keeps the planets in orbit around the sun.
a) Gravity
b) Intertia
c) Friction
d) Axis

Moon phase when more than half the moon can be seen
a) Gibbous
b) Crescent
c) Waxing
d) Wanning

Darker, cooler areas on the Sun's surface
a) Sunspots
b) Solar Flare
c) Sun Heat
d) Crater Flare

Moon phase when less that half the moon can be seen
a) Crescent
b) Gibbous
c) Waxing
d) Wanning

Referring to the sun
a) Solar
b) Lunar
c) Crater
d) Solar Flare

A rock from space that burns up in a planet's atmosphere. A.K.A. a falling star
a) Meteor
b) Meteorite
c) Satellite
d) Orbit

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