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a small frozen mass of dust and gas that revolves around the sun
a) comet
b) asteroid
c) meteor
d) meteorite

the attraction of one object to another
a) inertia
b) eclipse
c) gravitational pull
d) revolution

dealing with the moon
a) lunar
b) solar
c) eclipse
d) rotation

dealing with the sun
a) lunar
b) eclipse
c) asteroid
d) solar

when the view of one object in the sky is blocked by another object, or the Earth's shadow
a) tide
b) moon phase
c) eclipse
d) neap tide

these are the rise and fall of the ocean's surface caused by the moon's and sun's gravity
a) moon phases
b) tides
c) neap tide
d) spring tide

the apparent change in the shape of the moon due to how much of the sunlit side is facing the Earth
a) neap tide
b) spring tide
c) moon phases
d) gravitational pull

a self-luminous object that shines through the release of energy produced by a nuclear reaction at its core
a) constellations
b) solar system
c) moon phases
d) stars

these tides have the smallest range and are caused when a right angle with the sun and moon cancels part of the pull
a) neap tides
b) spring tides
c) moon phases
d) constellations

the sun and moon line up to cause the highest high tides and the lowest low tides
a) neap tides
b) constellations
c) spring tides
d) stars

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