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What's in our solar system? Here are some words that will help you remember the different components of our solar system.

outer space

outer space

The space that exists between the stars, planets, and Earth.

solar system

solar system

A solar system includes a sun (star) and all the planets/objects that orbit around it.

sunspot

sunspot

A dark spot on the sun's surface.

galaxy

galaxy

The galaxy is a huge collection of stars that are all gravitationally bound to each other. There are many galaxies in space.

universe

universe

The universe is a term describing everything in existence. This means all the stars, planets, solar systems, and galaxies that we know and don't know to exist.

milky way

milky way

The milky way is the galaxy that our solar system belongs in.

Phases

Phases

A distinct period of time of something. The moon has phases where it looks different in each one.

full moon

full moon

The phase of the moon in which the whole disc is shining, lit up by the sun.

crescent moon

crescent moon

The phases of the moon in which only a part of the moon is lit by the sun, giving it the appearance of a "C" shape.

constellation

constellation

Constellations are make-believe patterns in the sky you see when you connect the stars.


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