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Space Vocabulary Quiz


Directions: Match the vocabulary words on the left with the definitions on the right.

1. black hole The high point of a huge mass in outer space.
2. constellation A heavenly body that revolves around a planet, especially one of the nine planets in the solar system.
3. asteroid One of heavenly bodies that move around the sun.
4. zenith The path of the earth or other planets around the sun.
5. planet A group of billions of stars forming one system.
6. orbit Sight that passes because light is cut off.
7. moon Stone or metal mass that enters earth's atmosphere from space with great speed.
8. meteor A heavenly body that revolves around the earth.
9. satellite Group of stars inside a definite area of the sky, usually with geometric shapes.
10. eclipse The natural force that makes objects move towards the center of the earth.
11. comet A hypothetical hole in outer space where energy, stars and other matter collapse and disappear.
12. meteorite Bright body with a star like center and often with a cloudy tail of light.
13. galaxy One of the thousands of very small objects that revolve around the sun.
14. gravity a mass of stone or metal falling to earth from outer space; meteoroid.

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