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ASTRONOMY

BEYOND EARTH
ADDISON BLOCH
LIST
Mercury
Venus theOort Cloud
Mars Meteors
Comets
the Asteroid Belt
Nebulas
Jupiter Quasars
Saturn Pulsars
Black Holes
Uranus
"Dark Matter and
Neptune Dark Energy"
the Kuiper Belt
Pluto
MERCURY
the smallest and innermost planet in the Solar
System
terrestrial
VENUS
Venus is the second planet from the Sun, orbiting
it every 224.7 Earth days.
Terrestrial
MARS
Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the
second-smallest planet in the Solar System.
terrestrial
ASTEROID BELT
disc in Solar System located between Mars and
Jupiter
JUPITER
fifth planet from the Sun and the largest in the
Solar System
Gas giant
SATURN
Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and the
second-largest in the Solar System.
Gas giant
URANUS
Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun.
NEPTUNE
Neptune is the eighth and farthest known planet
from the Sun in the Solar System.
Ice giant
KUIPER BELT
circumstellar disc in the Solar System beyond the
planets.
PLUTO
Pluto is a dwarf planet in the Kuiper belt, a ring
of bodies beyond Neptune.
OORT CLOUD
thick bubble of icy debris that surrounds our
solar system
METEORS
a small body of matter from outer space that
enters the earth's atmosphere
COMET
a celestial object consisting of a nucleus of ice
and dust and, when near the sun, a tail of gas
and dust particles pointing away from the sun
NEBULAS
interstellar cloud of dust, hydrogen, helium and
other ionized gases
QUASAR
a massive and extremely remote celestial object
PULSARS
spherical objects that are about the size of a large
city but contain more mass than the sun
BLACK HOLE
a region of space having a gravitational field so
intense that no matter or radiation can escape
DARK MATTER & DARK ENERGY
a region of space having a gravitational field so
intense that no matter or radiation can escape
THE END