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Vocabulary List #6 (Mya Council)

-A loose collection of ice, dust and small rocky particles, typically with a long, narrow orbit
The Earth’s atmosphere is a layer of gases held close to its surface by gravity. The principal components of the atmosphere are nitrogen (78%) and oxygen (21%), with the remaining 1% of the atmosphere being made up of argon (0.9%), carbon dioxide (0.037%) and trace amounts of other gases
An artificial satellite is an object that people have made and launched into orbit using rockets
objects revolving around the sun that are too small and numerous to be considered planets
A streak of light in the sky produced by the burning of a meteoroid in Earth’s atmosphere
A natural satellite is any celestial body in space that orbits around a larger body. Moons are called natural satellite because they orbit planets
A huge group of single stars, star systems, star clusters, dust, and gas bound together by gravity
Our solar system consists of an average star we call the Sun, the planets Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. It includes: the satellites of the planets; numerous comets, asteroids, and meteoroids; and the interplanetary medium