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
The magnitude measures the brightness of a celestial body as seen by an observer on Earth and falls in value the brighter an object becomes.
The celestial body - named Oumuamua - was scanned for radio signals after its shape led researchers to consider the possibility it could be an alien starship.
The bizarre claim was made as researchers involved in Seti - the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence - prepared to turn a powerful dish telescope towards the mysterious celestial body.
The mysterious celestial body is presumed to be 10 times the mass of the Earth and most likely located 20 times away from the Sun than Neptune, the report said.
A team of scientists led by Kirby Runyon, a doctoral candidate at Johns Hopkin's University, launched a campaign Tuesday to change the classifications that make a celestial body qualify as a planet, according to Reuters.
Adding to the surreal quality, Jaime Kim's gouache watermedia and acrylics light up the dark night sky with depictions of the benevolently glowing celestial body.
whereas the most dangerous scenario would be the impact of a celestial body -- a comet or an asteroid -- of afew kilometres indiameter, whose orbit happens to be unknown, a phenomenon that has caused (extinction of the dinosaurs) and would cause total destruction.
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.
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.
They have created the highest-resolution map of any celestial body.