Things in Space…

Look above your head…!

There’s an endless beautiful blue  sky but have you ever thought about things that are moving through it…?!

Things in space:

asteroid:asteroid
a large object made of rock that moves around in space

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meteor:
a small piece of rock or metal that produces a bright burning line in the sky when it falls from space into the earth’s atmosphere

comet:comete

an object in the sky like a very bright ball with a tail, that moves through space

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.planet:
a very large round object in space that moves around a star, such as the sun

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star:
a very large amount of burning gases in space, that looks like a point of light in the sky at night

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constellation:big-dipper

a group of stars that forms a particular pattern and has a name

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Black hole:
an area in outer space into which everything near it is pulled, including light

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galaxy:galaxy
one of the large groups of stars that are in the universe

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vehicles used in space:

spacecraft:spacecraft
a vehicle that can travel in space

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spaceship:
a space craft – used specially in stories

rocket:
a vehicle used for traveling or carrying things into space, which is shaped like a big tube

space shuttle:
a spacecraft for carrying people into space, that can be used more than once

satellite:satellite
a machine that has been sent into space and goes around the Earth in order to send and receive electronic information

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probe:
a spacecraft without people in it that is sent into space to collect information

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Source: Longman

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