Earth and Space Vocabulary

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Astronomy

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horizon

the line at which the earth's surface and the sky appear to meet

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navigate

plan and direct the route or course of a ship, aircraft, or other form of transportation, especially by using instruments or maps

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sphere

a round solid figure

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equator

an imaginary line dividing the earth into northern and southern hemispheres

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gravity

the force that attracts a body toward the center of the earth

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axis

an imaginary line around which an object rotates

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rotation

the circular movement of an object around a central axis

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revolution

the movement of an object around another

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altitude

the apparent height of an object above the horizon

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constellation

a group of stars in the sky, usually named after some object, animal, or mythological being

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