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noun as in celestial body orbiting a star


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Lakes on Titan are full of methane, and the chemical is a major component of the giant planets Jupiter, Neptune, and so forth.

Orion represents the first step towards human exploration of other planets, like Mars.

As such, they allow us a peek at the chemistry before the planets and moons evolved into what we know them as today.

The combination of those gaps and the young age of HL Tauri suggest planets may form more quickly than astronomers think.

By contrast, the interior of big planets like Jupiter still hold some mysteries, such as whether they have rocky cores.

All the eight planets added together only make one-seven-hundredth part of his weight.

This immense and magnificent globe diffuses heat and light to all the other planets.

The celebrated Kepler discovered his canon for the periodical motion of the planets.

But this term would have no mnemonic significance to one who knows the word Mars as meaning only one of the planets.

In the nine differently colored circular tracks, rolled little globes representing the planets.

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On this page you'll find 13 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to planets, such as: sphere, earth, globe, world, marble, and orb.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.