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- n. A natural celestial object, visible in the sky, such as a star, planet, natural satellite, asteroid, comet, the Moon or the Sun. Objects flying or moving in the atmosphere are not usually considered as heavenly bodies.
- n. astronomical object
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- n. natural objects visible in the sky
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Considering that missions E and F, according to the master plan, would have to be accomplished before NASA moved on to the actual Moon landing, which was the G mission, it appeared at the time of Slayton’s pronouncement that the historic first step onto the surface of another heavenly body would not happen at least until Apollo 12.
I hear Synge is at Coole, and as an astronomer of human nature, calculating the probable effect of one heavenly body on another which is invisible, I suppose W.B. Y. is at drama again and that the summer of verse is given over.
In fact, the word ‘occult’ simply means ‘hidden’ and is commonly used in astronomy, such as in the description of one heavenly body ‘occulting’, or eclipsing, another.