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1

The Sun and all of the planets that orbit it make up the...

Solar System

2

What is the universe.

All of the billions of galaxies together and everything in them.

3

If a meteor manages to make it to the ground we call it a...

meteorite

4

What is a light year?

The distance travelled by light in one year.

5

What is the name of the Earth's only 'natural satellite'?

The Moon

6

The stars in the sky are actually...

Suns (our Sun is a star!)

7

What is the order of the planets from the closest to the Sun to the furthest away?

Mercury Venus Earth Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune (Pluto - dwarf planet)

(My Very Easy Method Just Speeds Up Naming Planets)

8

There are billions of stars in our galaxy. What is our galaxy called?

The Milky Way

9

What are the closes objects to Earth that you can see without a telescope?

Satellites

10

All of the planets move around the Sun. What is the scientific word for moving around the Sun?

Orbiting

11

What is a meteor?

Bits of rock and dust that break up in the Earth's atmosphere (shooting stars)

12

What is a comet?

A large peice of ice that orbits the Sun

13

How can we see the moon?

Light from the Sun reflects off the moon and into our eyes.

14

What is a satellite?

Any object that orbits a planet