celestial body

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Noun1.celestial body - natural objects visible in the skycelestial body - natural objects visible in the sky  
natural object - an object occurring naturally; not made by man
minor planet, planetoid - any of numerous small celestial bodies that move around the sun
major planet, planet - (astronomy) any of the nine large celestial bodies in the solar system that revolve around the sun and shine by reflected light; Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto in order of their proximity to the sun; viewed from the constellation Hercules, all the planets rotate around the sun in a counterclockwise direction
planet - any celestial body (other than comets or satellites) that revolves around a star
planetesimal - one of many small solid celestial bodies thought to have existed at an early stage in the development of the solar system
primary - (astronomy) a celestial body (especially a star) relative to other objects in orbit around it
quasar, quasi-stellar radio source - a starlike object that may send out radio waves and other forms of energy; many have large red shifts
satellite - any celestial body orbiting around a planet or star
star - (astronomy) a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior
star - any celestial body visible (as a point of light) from the Earth at night
cosmos, macrocosm, universe, world, existence, creation - everything that exists anywhere; "they study the evolution of the universe"; "the biggest tree in existence"
winkle, twinkle, scintillate - emit or reflect light in a flickering manner; "Does a constellation twinkle more brightly than a single star?"
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697, beyond that no astronomical object can ever be seen.
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Starting at $200, participants can use the telescope to look at an astronomical object.
O occultation Complete or partial obscuration of an astronomical object by another.
There is only one type of astronomical object that can appear to stand over a particular spot, and that is a comet.
They say the noise is not like radio interference and does not bear the hallmark of any known astronomical object.
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The golden, metal-clad, highly-machined structure will have the precision of an astronomical object and, in fact, will function as one.
Amsterdam, Nov 26 (ANI): New observations made by radio telescopes have revealed that the bizarre astronomical object known as "Hanny's voorwerp", which is a huge green irregular cloud of gas, is being generated by a massive black hole at the centre of a nearby galaxy.
In this equation, J denotes the power per unit surface we receive from the astronomical object, whereas the power dE/dt refers to the "standard candle" we are using.
By definition, the brightness is a measure of the energy flux from an astronomical object and depends on distance.
During this flight, the first observations of an astronomical object through the main telescope occurred.

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