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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.

    First Man

  • 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.

    Our Irish Theatre: A Chapter of Autobiography

  • 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.

    The Templar Revelation


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