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There are many different terminologies for the things found in space. Here are some examples of different things found in space.

outer space

planets

A very large, round object that orbits a star.

solar system

asteroid

Small bodies of iron and rock floating in space.

sunspot

black hole

A black hole is a super dense "object" in space that is sometimes created from a supernova. All surrounding objects are pulled towards the black hole because of it's super strong gravity.

galaxy

meteor

When a meteoroid, a small object in space, enters Earth's atmosphere, it is called a meteor.

universe

meteorite

Bits of iron and rock that are left over from the meteor after impacting with the Earth's surface.

milky way

meteoroid

Any small object in space that has not yet entered Earth's atmosphere.

Phases

crater

A large hole in the surface when a meteor strikes the surface of a planet.

full moon

comet

Comets are balls of ice and gas that orbit around stars. When they get close to the sun, they melt and form a "tail."

crescent moon

nebula

A nebula is a collection of gases released from stars when they die. They are also the birth place of new stars.

constellation

dwarf

Something that is smaller than usual. A dwarf star is a very small star.


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