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Astronomy Vocab

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The gaseous area surrounding a planet or other bodyAtmosphere
A region of space around a very small and extremely massive object within which the gravitational field is so strong that not even light can escape.Black Hole
A small, frozen mass of dust and gas revolving around the sunComet
A grouping of stars which have been given names by ancient astronomers because of the way they look.Constellation
A group of stars, gas and dust held together by gravityGalalxy
An object from Outer Space, such as a rock, that falls into the Earth and lands on its surface.Meteorite
The system of planets and other objects orbiting the star Sol, which happens to be our Sun.Solar System
An object moving around a star.Planet
A cloud of gas and dustNebula
A self-luminous object that shines through the release of energy produced by nuclear reactions at its core.Star
A super bright explosion of a star. A supernova can produce the same amount of energy in one second as an entire galaxy.Supernova
A small object orbiting a larger one. There are many electronic objects that orbit the Earth.Satalite
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