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The Real-World Science Supplement
to Scholastic News.
the curved path of an object around a planet, star, or moon
The planets of our solar system orbit the sun.
Radiation from the sun reaches Earth as light and heat.
people who plan, build, and test new designs to solve problems
Some engineers design spacecrafts.
a large planet composed mostly of gases
Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune are our solar system’s gas giants.
the innermost layer(s) of a planet
Scientists hope to learn what Jupiter’s core is made of.