Terms & Definitions - Module 10
Match the following definitions (or descriptions) to the terms listed below them.
The correct answer is indicated by the "===============".
  1. An oval path that a satellite follows as it orbits the earth.
    1. Projectile
    2. Parabola
    3. Satellite
    4. Ellipse ===============
    5. Escape speed

  2. A projectile must reach this speed to escape the gravitational pull of the earth.
    1. Projectile
    2. Parabola
    3. Satellite
    4. Ellipse
    5. Escape speed ===============

  3. A small body that orbits a larger celestial body; e.g., the moon orbiting the earth.
    1. Projectile
    2. Parabola
    3. Satellite ===============
    4. Ellipse
    5. Escape speed

  4. An object that is moving under the influence of gravity.
    1. Projectile ===============
    2. Parabola
    3. Satellite
    4. Ellipse
    5. Escape speed

  5. A curved path that a projectile follows when under only the influence of gravity (near the earth).
    1. Projectile
    2. Parabola ===============
    3. Satellite
    4. Ellipse
    5. Escape speed


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