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orbit in Astronomy topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishorbitor‧bit1 /ˈɔːbɪt $ ˈɔːr-/ ●○○ verb [intransitive, transitive] 🔊 🔊 AROUND/ROUNDto travel in a curved path around a much larger object such as the Earth, the Sun etc 🔊 The satellite orbits the Earth every 48 hours.→ See Verb table
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orbitNow, thought Floyd, we are on our own, more than half-way to orbit.Another insight has arisen out of studies of the logistics of deep-space missions that must return to orbit about Earth.Women orbited about surfers on the beach; they clung to them in cars; they occupied their houses in loose liaisons.It orbits closer to the fires of the Sun than any other planet, well inside the orbit of Venus.Some years later Newton, using his newly discovered law of gravity, proved that all objects must orbit in elliptical paths.The moons of Jupiter can be seen to orbit Jupiter and not the earth.The Cassini mission currently under preparation is intended to orbit Saturn.The satellite will orbit the Earth for the next 15 years.The team confirmed the discovery of a planet orbiting the star 51 Pegasi.Venus orbits the sun once every 225 Earth days.On some planets orbiting these stellar furnaces skies beget clouds, oceans fill with water and, sometimes, life begins.