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major planet

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(Celestial Objects) a planet of the solar system, as opposed to an asteroid (minor planet)
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Noun1.major planet - (astronomy) any of the nine large celestial bodies in the solar system that revolve around the sun and shine by reflected lightmajor 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
astronomy, uranology - the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
biosphere - the regions of the surface and atmosphere of the Earth (or other planet) where living organisms exist
celestial body, heavenly body - natural objects visible in the sky
inferior planet - any of the planets whose orbit lies inside the earth's orbit
gas giant, Jovian planet - any of the four outermost planets in the solar system; much larger than Earth and gaseous in nature (like Jupiter)
daystar, morning star, Phosphorus, Lucifer - a planet (usually Venus) seen just before sunrise in the eastern sky
outer planet - (astronomy) a major planet whose orbit is outside the asteroid belt (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto)
solar system - the sun with the celestial bodies that revolve around it in its gravitational field
superior planet - any of the planets whose orbit lies outside the earth's orbit
terrestrial planet - a planet having a compact rocky surface like the Earth's; the four innermost planets in the solar system
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AS A CONSEQUENCE of the historic 1846 discovery of the beautiful blue ice giant Neptune--the outermost of the eight major planets from the sun--there was a great deal of speculation among astronomers that yet another planet might exist beyond its orbit, dwelling in dark secret in a region of our solar system that is very far from the golden light and comforting warmth of our star.
The same can be said of the satellite systems of the major planets.
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