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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References in classic literature ?
And we were out of sight of land without a single celestial body to guide us!
His slow-motion walk appears to suggest the 'astronaut' is taking cautious steps on a celestial body with gravity and surface composition previously not experienced by mankind.
The Saturn Moon Enceladus, the sixth largest moon of the planet, is known simply as a celestial body that expands 310 miles in diameter and covered in ice.
28 -- The Oxford English dictionary defines a planet as "A celestial body moving in an elliptical orbit around a star." The word is Greek in origin, and the root means "wanderer".
The celestial body was nicknamed Ultima Thule -- meaning "beyond the known world."
A message from the Cyprus Space Exploration Organisation (CSEO) will be sent by the NASA New Horizons spacecraft as it flies -- by the frozen "Ultima Thule", a celestial body in the Kuiper Zone, at the edge of the solar system, 6.6 billion kilometers from Earth.
The IAU defined a planet as a celestial body that orbits the sun, is round or nearly round and "clears the neighborhood" around its orbit.
Thus, for the purposes of consistency, this Note will generally assume delimitation at the edge of a celestial body's atmosphere, wherever that may be.
This celestial body is nature's compass, pointing directly at the polar north the rest becomes easy.
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 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.
Selenophobia is the abnormal fear of which celestial body? 4.