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Astronomy Belt Loop

Use the hints to find the astronomical terms

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3 Orbits a star and is large enough to form a spherical shape under its own gravity. Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars are examples.
5 A shooting star. Most are about the size of a grain of sand.
6 A minor planet that is generally rocky or metallic and not large enough to form a spherical shape.
8 A space object that is so massive nothing, not even light, can escape its gravity.
10 A gigantic star that is nearing the end of its life cycle. Generally glows red.
11 A group of billions of stars. Andromeda is an example.
12 The leftover material when a star is at the end of its life cycle. Very dense but also very small. Glows white but is not very bright..
13 The galaxy in which we live. Contains 100-400 Billion stars.
1 Icy objects that heat up and release gasses as they pass close to the sun. Halley's is an example.
2 Started with the Big Bang and contains all of time and space and its contents.
4 Space object that orbits a planet. Earth has one. Jupiter and other gas giants have many.
7 Contains the Sun and the planets that orbit it.
9 A glowing sphere of plasma held together by its own gravity.
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