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Heavenly body   /hˈɛvənli bˈɑdi/   Listen
Heavenly body

Natural objects visible in the sky.  Synonym: celestial body.

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"Heavenly body" Quotes from Famous Books

... in astronomy, the angular distance from the north or south point of the horizon to the foot of the vertical circle through a heavenly body. In the case of a horizontal line the azimuth is its deviation from the north or ...
— Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1 - "Austria, Lower" to "Bacon" • Various

... the poems themselves which have come down to us. As it is difficult for us at the present day, and necessitates a serious effort on our part, to understand the law of gravitation clearly—that the earth alters its form of motion when another heavenly body changes its position in space, although no material connection unites one to the other—it likewise costs us some trouble to obtain a clear impression of that wonderful problem which, like a coin long passed from hand to hand, has lost its original and highly conspicuous ...
— Homer and Classical Philology • Friedrich Nietzsche

Words linked to "Heavenly body" :   minor planet, creation, winkle, macrocosm, scintillate, quasi-stellar radio source, major planet, planetoid, world, primary, twinkle, satellite, universe, existence, planet, star, planetesimal, natural object, cosmos, quasar

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