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Without science, we wouldn't be able to uncover all the mysteries of the universe. Here are some examples of different terms relating to the science of space.

gravity

gravity

The force of an object that pulls other things towards it. All things have gravity, but the biggest things have the most noticeable gravity. Planets and suns for example, have massive gravities that we can observe. A person falling is pulled to the earth's gravity.

air

air

The combination of gases within an atmosphere.

atmosphere

atmosphere

The combination of gases that are pulled towards a planet, forming a "shell" of gases over a planet.

pressure

pressure

Pressure is the force exerted by something. If you push something, you are exerting pressure on it.

orbit

orbit

A circular path that a celestial object follows around a larger celestial object. Orbits are initiated by gravity.

eclipse

eclipse

Eclipses are formed when the shadow of a planet or moon is cast upon another planet or moon.

solar

solar

Something that relates to the sun. A solar flare is a flare of the sun.

lunar

lunar

Something related to the moon. A lunar phase is a phase of the moon.

cosmology

cosmology

Cosmology is the study of the beginning and ends of the universe.

space suit

celestial

Something related to space. A celestial object is an object that belongs to space.


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