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Grade Space Vocabulary

Ms. Thornburg’s Flash Cards!

What do we call an object that moves around another object in space?

Satellite Your Name

What do we call a huge burning sphere of gases?

Star Your Name

What do we call a large object that moves around a star?

Planet Your Name

What do we call the motion of a planet or other object as it turns on its axis?

Rotation Your Name

What do we call the imaginary line which runs through both poles of a planet?

Axis Your Name

What do we call a small rocky object that moves around the sun?

Asteroid Your Name

What do we call the planets closest to the sun: Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars?

Inner planets Your Name

What do we call an uncrewed space vehicle that carries cameras, instruments, and other research tools?

Space probe Your Name

What do we call a small mass of dust and ice that orbits the sun in a long oval-shaped path?

Comet Your Name

What do we call the planets farthest from the sun: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto?

Outer planets Your Name

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