celestial sphere

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Synonyms for celestial sphere

the apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projected

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Intermingled chromosomes began to condense and line up on the equatorial plane for first mitosis (Figs.
Standing 78deg north of the Earth's equatorial plane, halfway between Norway and the North Pole, there's no better place for would-be explorers than these islands in the Arctic Ocean.
Zenocentric latitude is the angle between Jupiter's equatorial plane and a line joining the feature to Jupiter's center.
Standing 78 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane, halfway between Norway and the North Pole, there's no better place for would-be explorers.
According to sources in Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO), the satellite would be launched at a longitude of 38 degrees in geostationary orbit on the equatorial plane at an altitude of 36,000km above the earth's surface.
5 years, and, because the equatorial plane of the planet is tilted by 26[degrees] 45' relative to the orbital plane, Saturn shows seasons like the Earth.
However, the 20-year-old Skynet-4C satellite is in an inclined orbit and drifts slightly above and below the equatorial plane as it orbits the Earth.
Both the ring and Phoebe orbit Saturn at a 27-degree incline to the planet's equatorial plane.
By having students switch positions across an equatorial plane, the class can better understand the random partitioning of homologues.
For the first time ever worldwide, air can be seenUsing a revolutionary lighting system, the balloon now informs city dwellers in real time on atmospheric pollution, via two distinct indexes:-Ambient air quality, reflected through general illumination of the balloon using three projectors located upon the envelopeCOs equatorial plane, with better night time visibility.
Metaphase I--tetrads line up along the equatorial plane.
2][psi] method" [17-18], based on the collection of diffraction data at various tilts of the specimen about the axis perpendicular to the scattering direction and lying in the equatorial plane ([psi] angle).
The transformation on the equatorial plane is discussed in detail.
Invariably the authors distinguish three orientations in the spherulite, as do BaltaCalleja and Peterlin (8): the equatorial plane perpendicular to the tensile direction, the diagonals of the spherulite and the meridional region parallel to the tensile direction, in which the lamellae are separated, sheared and compressed respectively.