Sun and Star Vocabulary

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Sun and Star Vocabulary
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Star Vocabulary grade 5 science
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  1. The sun's 11 year weather cycle.
    Solar Cycle
  2. A large, nearly round space object that orbits a star and does not make its own light.
    Planet
  3. A body of hot gases that makes its own energy; including heat and light.
    Star
  4. The hottest and innermost layer of the sun.
    Core
  5. The brightness of a star.
    Magnitude
  6. The distance light travels in one year, about 9.5 trillion kilometers.
    Light-year
  7. A group of stars, gas, and dust.
    Galaxy
  8. Everything that exists: planets, stars, dust, gases, and energy.
    Universe
  9. A fast-moving stream of particles released into space from the surface of the sun.
    Solar wind
  10. A brief burst of energy from the sun's atmosphere.
    Solar flare
  11. The sun's atmosphere.
    Corona
  12. The bright part of the sun we see.
    Photosphere
  13. Dark places on the surface of the sun that are cooler than the areas surrounding them.
    Sunspots
  14. When the moon blocks the sun's light by crossing in front of the sun.
    Solar Eclipse
  15. When the Earth is between the sun and the moon and the Earth's shadow falls on the moon.
    Lunar Eclipse
  16. Gases from the sun's photosphere boil and pop causing some jets of gas to loop into space.  Some can travel as far as the width of 50 Earths before falling back to the sun's surface.
    Solar Prominences

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