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Small Celestial Bodies
Enter the number from the column to the left into the text box next to the appropriate word in the right-hand column.
1. the light given off by a meteor which is heated to incandescence due to friction with the atmosphere shooting star
2. a small, solid celestial body large enough to be seen with the naked eye but no more than one meter in diameter comet
3. a natural object large enough that gravity has caused it to have a round shape; which is in orbit around a star; and which has cleared that orbit of most other matter meteor
4. an icy celestial object that trails gas and dust behind it when its orbit brings it too close to the sun asteroid
5. an object which gravity has caused to be round, and which is in orbit around a star, but which is not large enough to clear its orbit of most other matter dwarf planet
6. a celestial body greater than a meter in length which is not large enough for its gravity to have given it a spherical shape meteorite
7. the remains of a meteor that has reached the surface of a celestial body meteoroid
8. a meteoroid that has entered the atmosphere planet


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