from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Revolving around or surrounding the sun.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Surrounding the sun; situated about the sun.
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- adjective Surrounding or moving around the
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Pyrheliometric and circumsolar sky radiation measurements by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory from 1923 to 1954.
Maybe we just need to establish two criteria for planets; as long as one is met, the circumsolar object in question is a planet.
THEOREM V. ` ` That the circumjovial planets gravitate towards Jupiter; the circumsaturnal towards Saturn; the circumsolar towards the sun; and by the forces of their gravity are drawn off from rectilinear motions, and retained in curvilinear orbits.
And, by the same argument, if the circumsolar planets were supposed to be let fall at equal distances from the sun, they would, in their descent towards the sun, describe equal spaces in equal times.
Now, a loud noise will drown a whisper, an intense light will overpower a feeble one, and so this circumsolar glare prevents us from seeing many striking appearances round the border of the sun.
Apply these considerations to the circumsolar region.
Blue_ is _slow, _ tops out at about a tenth of cee, but what he can do is get a sufficient quantity of memory diamond the hell out of circumsolar space before the Vile Offspring's autonomic defenses activate whatever kind of trust exploit they're planning in the next few megaseconds -- "