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the act of spinning around
the way an object appears to move, not whether or how it actually moves
: the act of moving around another object.
the path one object takes around another object
one half of Earth's surface, usually above or below the equator.
the blocking of light shining from one object in space onto another.
a ball of hot gases that gives off light and other types of energy.
everything that exists throughout space.
A star system that contains large groups of stars.
a large nearly round space object that orbits a star
a large rocky object that orbits a planet.
an object that orbits the sun, is larger than an asteroid and smaller than a planet, and has a nearly round shape.
an imaginary line that the Earth spins on at an angle.