Puzzle Challenge: Galactic Word Find

Best the puzzle and find all the words! As a bonus, find definitions to all of the words below.


  • Asteroid: a small rocky body orbiting the sun.
  • Comet: a celestial object consisting of a nucleus of ice and dust and, when near the sun, a “tail” of gas and dust particles pointing away from the sun.
  • Constellation: a group of stars forming a recognizable pattern that is traditionally named after its apparent form or identified with a mythological figure.
  • Exoplanet: a planet which orbits a star outside the solar system.
  • Galaxy: a system of millions or billions of stars, together with gas and dust, held together by gravitational attraction.
  • Heliosphere: the region of space, encompassing the solar system, in which the solar wind has a significant influence.
  • Meteor: a small body of matter from outer space that enters the earth’s atmosphere, becoming incandescent as a result of friction and appearing as a streak of light. Also often known as a “falling star.”
  • Star: a fixed luminous point in the night sky which is a large, remote incandescent body like the sun.
  • Moon: the natural satellite of the earth, visible (chiefly at night) by reflected light from the sun; also natural satellite of any planet.
  • Sunspot: a spot or patch appearing from time to time on the sun’s surface, appearing dark by contrast with its surroundings.
  • Nebula: a cloud of gas and dust in outer space, visible in the night sky either as an indistinct bright patch or as a dark silhouette against other luminous matter.
  • Supernova: a star that suddenly increases greatly in brightness because of a catastrophic explosion that ejects most of its mass.
  • Planet: a celestial body moving in an elliptical orbit around a star.
  • Void: a completely empty space.
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