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Astronomy

A list of words for English spelling and vocabulary help and learning. For further help, teaching and lessons about spelling please try our spelling course.

asteroid
An asteroid is a small celestial body composed of rock and metal that moves around the sun.
planet
A planet is one of the nine large celestial bodies in the solar system that revolve around the sun.
system
Our solar system consists of the sun and everything bound to it by gravity.
star
A star is a celestial body visible from the Earth at night.
comet
A comet is a relatively small extraterrestrial body consisting of a frozen mass that travels around the sun in a highly elliptical orbit.
Mars
Mars is the fourth planet from the sun.
Earth
Earth is the third planet from the sun.
Moon
The Moon is an astronomical body that orbits the Earth.
Venus
Venus is the second planet from the sun.
Neptune
The eighth planet from the Sun.
Uranus
Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun.
Saturn
Saturn is the sixth planet from the sun.
Pluto
Pluto is the farthest known planet from the sun.
Jupiter
Jupiter is the fifth planet from the sun.

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