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Astronomy Crossword

Created by your hero, Mr. Olson

This puzzle covers terms from our Astronomy Unit, chapters 19-21 in your textbook.

You will also need your notes from this unit to help you solve the puzzle.

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3.The sun is actually not gas, but "a miasma of incandescent _________," which is like a gas with an electrical charge.
5.__________ means equal night, and happens in the spring and fall.
6.___________ is an attractive force that depends on the masses of objects and their distance apart.
7.The ________ is defined as all of space and everything in it.
11.A moon that is less than half full is a _________ moon.
13.The true shape of orbits is an ____________, which is an elongated cirle or oval shape.
14.The longest and shortest days of the year are called ___________.
17.The _______, (meaning crown), is the outer layer of the sun's atmosphere
21.An object will look different when viewed from different angles, due to ________.
23.A German scientist named ____________ described the true shape of orbits and came up with three laws of planetary motion.
24.Roy G. Biv is a colorful man, whose name spells out the whole color spectrum (which is also known as __________ light.)
25.The correct model of our solar system is the _________ model, with the sun in the center.
27.The motion of one object around another, as in orbiting is called _____________.
29.Earth's ______ is tilted at 23.5 degrees from vertical.
31.An ______ occurs when one object blocks light and casts a shadow on another object.
32.The Milky Way is a ________ galaxy. Others are elliptical or irregular shaped.
33.Dark spots on the moon, called ________, were formed from cooling lava after meteor impacts broke open the surface of the moon.
1.When _______ announced he had evidence to support the theory of a sun-centered universe, he was put on house arrest!
2.The sun is a mass of incandescent gas, a gigantic nuclear furnace. Where hydrogen turns into ________ at a temperature of millions of degrees!
4.These waves have the longest wavelength on the electromagnetic spectrum.
6.A moon that is over half full, but not totally full, is called a ________ moon.
8.Moving objects want to stay in motion. Stopped objects want to stay in place. All of these objects have _______.
9.A __________ happens when a very large star explodes near the end of its life.
10.__________ stars burn longer than large ones, because they use their fuel more slowly.
12.The idea that the Earth is in the center of the universe is the ____________ model.
15.____________ is the motion of an object spinning on its axis.
16.A star or a planet can form from a cloud of gas and dust called a _________.
18.____________ is the study of the moon, stars, and other objects in space.
19.The crucial requirements for life -- liquid water, a suitable temperature, and an atmosphere -- are called the "___________ Conditions."
20.A star's brightness is called its _____________.
22.Magnetic storms on Earth are caused by the ________, which is a stream of charged particles moving through space away from the sun. (2 words)
26.Since Earth is tilted on its axis and revolves around the sun, we have __________.
28.A ________ is a cluster made up of hundreds of billions of stars.
30.These types of rays have the shortest wavelength on the electromagnetic spectrum.

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