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S: Astronomy Alphabet

BC: Hope You enjoyed your Astronomy ABC's .

FC: Astronomy Alphabet By: Oumie Sarr

1: Astronomy Alphabet By: Oumie Sarr Period: 2

2: A is for Asteroid - Fragment of a rock that orbits the sun.

3: B is for Binary Star - Pair of stars that revolve around the sun.

4: C is for Celestial Sphere - Imaginary sphere surrounded by the earth.

5: D is for Day - How long it takes the earth to spin once on it's axis.

6: E is for Eclipse - Passing one planet's body to the shadow of another.

7: F is for Flares - Eruptions in the outer part of the sun's atmosphere.

8: H is for Heliocentric - Sun centered

9: I is for Ionosphere - A region of the Earth's Atmosphere.

10: J is for Jovian Planet - Anyone of the first four outer planets.

11: K is for Kelvin - A measurement of temperature often used in astronomy.

12: L is for Lithosphere - Thin outer shell of the earth.

13: M is for Magnetosphere - A region of space affected by a magnetic field.

14: N is for Nebula - Cloud of gas and dust in space

15: O is for Orbit Period - Time it takes for a planet to revolve around the sun.

16: P is for Photosphere - Inner most layer of the atmosphere.

17: Q is for Quasar - A very distant bright object.

18: R is for Revolution - Movement of a planet around the sun.

19: S is for Solar System - The sun and the bodies that revolve around it.

20: T is for Terrestrial Planet - Any of the four planets closets to the sun.

21: U is for Umbra - The dark inner part of a sunspot or shadow .

22: V is for Variable Stars - Stars that fluctuate in brightness.

23: White Dwarf - A compact star that is not generating.

24: X is for X-ray - A form of electromagnetic radiation.

25: Y is for Yellow gases - An irritating toxic gas.

26: Z is for Zenith - Point directly above your head.

27: Citations | Images from Google. Definitions from textbook and www.dictionary.com

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