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Synonyms for planet

(astronomy) any of the nine large celestial bodies in the solar system that revolve around the sun and shine by reflected light

a person who follows or serves another


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any celestial body (other than comets or satellites) that revolves around a star

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Off in the Space-a-ma-racer they go on a whirlwind trip around the universe, learning the names of the eight planets as they go.
I'm troubled by the possibility that people will think that objects smaller than the eight planets are less interesting in some sense, and that's not true," said David Stevenson of Cornell, an authority on planet formation.
It seems now that the skids were greased from the start to demote Pluto, leaving the solar system with just eight planets.
The eight planets in the solar system, excluding Pluto, circle the sun on a relatively flat plane called the ecliptic.
CAREER AND MONEY No less than eight planets are firmly on your side in the early part of the year, with helpful consequences not just for your money, but all joint finances.
The galaxy map presents information much like in the solar system, with your search topic in the center, like the sun, and the search results surrounding it like the eight planets," said King.
The notion of the solar system as me sun plus eight planets (or nine, depending on your age) largely gets abandoned after grade school.
That leaves eight planets in the solar system - Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.
It comes when Pluto's status as a planet is being challenged - perhaps it ought to be regarded as more like Sedna than the inner eight planets.
Today's mission is only one of 24 Fury3 adventures on eight planets -- from the reddish, Mars-like Ares to the serpent-shaped Sebek, recalling ancient Egypt.
Each one contains eight planets orbiting a sun, reflecting the position of the planets in Earth's Solar System.
After countless collisions, migrations and ejections, only the eight planets remained.
Yes, Pluto is a large spherical object that orbits the sun like the other eight planets.
Dr Hugh Jones, a lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University, is among a team which has discovered eight planets.
Without being too technical, let me say that the chart has the Sun and Moon and eight planets and each twin seems to take on more of some parts of that chart's qualities than the other will.