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synonyms for orbiting

  • revolving
  • encircling
  • clockwise
  • counterclockwise
  • going around
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“This mission represents the initiation of a Dragon in orbit continuously, knocking on wood,” Shotwell said, according to The Verge.
SPACEX AND NASA OFFICIALLY FLEW PEOPLE INTO SPACE. WHAT’S NEXT?CHARLIE WOODNOVEMBER 18, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
The more planets a system has, the more circular their orbits, no matter where you look or what kind of star they orbit.
PLANETS WITH MANY NEIGHBORS MAY BE THE BEST PLACES TO LOOK FOR LIFELISA GROSSMANNOVEMBER 16, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Axiom Space has signed three private astronauts to join former NASA astronaut Michael López-Alegría on Ax-1, the first private mission into orbit and to the International Space Station.
A PRIVATE COMPANY HAS A CREW GOING TO THE ISS NEXT YEARNEEL PATELNOVEMBER 12, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
These were giants like Jupiter, hotter than Venus, tearing around their suns inside the orbit of Mercury.
THERE COULD BE 300 MILLION (OR MORE) EARTH-LIKE PLANETS IN OUR GALAXYJASON DORRIERNOVEMBER 8, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
Most studies figure this out by gauging the distance of an exoplanet from its host star and whether its orbit is not too close and not too far—the so-called Goldilocks zone.
HALF THE MILKY WAY’S SUN-LIKE STARS COULD BE HOME TO EARTH-LIKE PLANETSNEEL PATELNOVEMBER 6, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
The company also confirmed that its payload achieved good orbit, and it’s now in the process of making its way to the deployment point where it can release the GPS spacecraft for its final orbital insertion.
SPACEX SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHES GPS III SPACE VEHICLE FOR THE US SPACE FORCEDARRELL ETHERINGTONNOVEMBER 5, 2020TECHCRUNCH
Planetary positions, their ephemerides, rely on the calibration of their orbits to extremely high precision over time.
WE NEVER KNOW EXACTLY WHERE WE’RE GOING IN OUTER SPACE - ISSUE 92: FRONTIERSCALEB SCHARFNOVEMBER 4, 2020NAUTILUS
From 2016 to 2020, the ultraviolet spectrograph on NASA’s Juno spacecraft, in orbit around Jupiter, caught 11 superfast flashes of light across the giant planet.
JUPITER MAY HOST ATMOSPHERIC ‘SPRITES’ OR ‘ELVES’ NEVER SEEN BEYOND EARTHMARIA TEMMINGNOVEMBER 2, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
They can be used to model everything from planetary orbits to plate tectonics to the air turbulence that disturbs a flight, which in turn allows us to do practical things like predict seismic activity and design safe planes.
AI HAS CRACKED A KEY MATHEMATICAL PUZZLE FOR UNDERSTANDING OUR WORLDKAREN HAOOCTOBER 30, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
If the hardware behind all the bits was in orbit, it might be harder for governments to restrict its use.
CAN SATELLITE INTERNET BREAK THE SPLINTERNET?TIM FERNHOLZOCTOBER 25, 2020QUARTZ
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WORDS RELATED TO ORBITING

  • circling
  • circulating
  • encircling
  • gyrating
  • orbiting
  • pirouetting
  • reeling
  • rolling
  • spinning
  • swirling
  • turning
  • whirling
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