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Can you name the astronomy terms and people that begin with S, P, O, R, C, L, and E?

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This galaxy, M104, is named after a hat it resembles. 
The constellation of the Zodiac in the shape of an archer. 
The explosive end of a massive star's life. 
The first man-made satellite to be launched into space. 
The brightest star in the night sky with a magnitude of -1.46. 
P
A phenomenon that occurs at the end of a non-massive star's life.  
The larger of the two moons of Mars. 
A face on spiral galaxy, also M101, in the constellation Ursa Major 
This ancient Greek astronomer charted 48 constellations. 
A star in the process of formation. 
O
The region outside the planets that is generally considered the edge of the Solar System. 
The south celestial pole is in this constellation.  
This is the path an object revolves around its foci. 
The 10th largest moon in the Solar System. 
This mountain on Mars is the highest in the Solar System 
R
An emission nebula, also known as Caldwell 49. is in the constellation Monoceros. 
This blue supergiant star is the brightest in Orion. 
This is when a planet viewed from Earth appears to slow down, stop, and then go the opposite direction. 
The surface layer of dust and rock on a planet, satellite, or asteroid 
This is the 9th largest moon in the Solar System 
C
These 'dirty snowballs' are made of rock, ice, and dirt, and when they near the Sun they show a coma and a tail. 
Despite it's name, this object (also known as M1) is a supernova remnant. 
The outermost layer of the Sun which is only visible during a solar eclipse 
This is the only dwarf planet in the Asteroid Belt. 
A roughly round feature on the surface of a body caused by a meteorite or asteroid. 
L
The rate of total radiant energy output of a body 
This type of galaxy can be described as a mix of an elliptical and spiral galaxy. 
This occurs when the Moon falls under the Earth's shadow. 
The constellation in the zodiac that represents a lion. 
This type of comet has an orbital period of more than 200 years. 
E
An elongated curve describing the shape of an orbit that one body follows around another. 
This famous scientist developed the Theory of Relativity. 
This is a term describing a planet outside our Solar System. 
This is the smallest Galilean moon of Jupiter. 
This nebula has the famous 'Pillars of Creation.' 

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