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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And we were out of sight of land without a single celestial body to guide us
2262 as amended)", provides the first ever codification of rights under United States law for the extraction and utilization of space resources obtained from a celestial body.
Although scientists believe that there is no threat to Earth, the celestial body is monitored very closely since the day of its discovery on October 10 at the University of Hawaii.
where M is a celestial body mass, T is a celestial body orbital period and [mu] and D are constants.
Spotting such a celestial body usually requires a 10 meter telescope.
Experts, however, confirm that the spotted object was not a celestial body.
The smaller celestial body, called Chariklo, was located in the Kuiper Belt, a collection of thousands of dwarf planets and comets in orbit beyond Neptune on the edge of our solar system.
That's the name scientists have given a rogue celestial body, about the size of Mars, that is thought to have smashed into Earth 4.
They have created the highest-resolution map of any celestial body.
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Members of ' The Empress' fan page made the effort to get a celestial body named after Madhuri.
The event horizon of a black hole is the point at which any celestial body can no longer defy the former's strong gravitational pull, says Cadiz Asset Management in their 2012 preview.