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(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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Musk said he thinks that SpaceX's interplanetary ship will "be able to do short flights, short sort of up and down flights, probably sometime in the first half of next year.
UK-based Monese has launched a waiting list for anyone on Earth to register for the first Martian account and interplanetary banking service.
Simulation of how the SpaceX Interplanetary Spaceship and Rocket design would work," Musk captioned the videos.
The goal is to create an opportunity for up and coming actors and filmmakers to have access to excellent workshops, and our Filmmaker Series is a good start," states Jack Warner, CEO from the Hollywood, Ca Division of Cosmic Interplanetary Studios TM & Interplanetary Studios TM.
The recent research describes what happened: The March 2015 storm was initiated by an interplanetary shock hurtling toward Earth a giant shockwave in space set off by a CME, much like a tsunami is triggered by an earthquake.
This occurs when the interplanetary shocks create a global magnetic signature at the ground when they hit Earth's magnetic field, which acts "like an umbrella on a windy day," explains the study's lead author, Brett Carter of RMIT University in Australia, and a visiting scholar at Boston College.
One of the most promising avenues is solar sailing, which uses the pressure exerted by sunlight on thin, reflective membranes Since the Japanese IKAROS mission demonstrated the feasibility of interplanetary solar sailing in 2010, NASA has issued a requirement that CubeSat solar sails measure no more than a hundred square meters.
Researchers from the University of Hawaii -- Manoa (UHM) School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and University of California -- Berkeley discovered that interplanetary dust particles (IDPs) could deliver water and organics to Earth and other terrestrial planets.
25 ( ANI ): Researchers have discovered that interplanetary dust particles (IDPs) can deliver water and organics to the Earth and other terrestrial planets.
The Mars Orbiter Mission, which blasted off on November 5 for a 11-month trip to the Red Planet, is being launched on its way via an unusual "slingshot" method for interplanetary journeys.
If all goes according to plan, this will also push India into a very small club of nations with interplanetary travel capabilities.
The Sun's upper atmosphere is continually expanding into interplanetary space to form the solar wind, which is a hot, tenuous supersonic outflow of magnetized plasma with a speed of 300~750 km/s.
The engine is being developed for interplanetary manned spacecraft to ensure that Russia maintains a competitive edge in the space race, including the exploration of the Moon and Mars.
The Fobos-Grunt probe had circled Earth in a decaying orbit, refusing to respond to ground commands from mid-December, after its interplanetary engines failed to ignite following its launch on November 9.
Summary: Russia's first interplanetary spacecraft since the 1980s looks increasingly likely to end in disaster as the probe's engine fails to fire.
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