heavenly body

(redirected from Heavenly Bodies)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal.

heavenly body

[′hev·ən·lē ′bäd·ē]
(astronomy)
References in classic literature ?
Still it is thought, though it is not certain, that we occasionally see the actual surface of this orb, an advantage we do not possess as respects any other of the heavenly bodies, with the exception of the moon and Mars.
Ghak didn't know what Perry meant by heavenly bodies or a compass, but he assured us that you might blindfold any man of Pellucidar and carry him to the farthermost corner of the world, yet he would be able to come directly to his own home again by the shortest route.
The virtues are based on justice, of which common honesty in buying and selling is the shadow, and justice is based on the idea of good, which is the harmony of the world, and is reflected both in the institutions of States and in motions of the heavenly bodies.
And this,' cried Sampson, clasping his hands, 'is the world that turns upon its own axis, and has Lunar influences, and revolutions round Heavenly Bodies, and various games of that sort
As one might go to survey the weather and the general aspect of the heavenly bodies.
Odd herbs and unspeakable things when properly compounded under a favorable aspect of the heavenly bodies are potent to achieve miraculous cures, and few are the Chinamen who do not brew some special concoction of their own devising for the lesser ills which beset mankind.
The earth and the heavenly bodies, physics, and chemistry, we sensually treat, as if they were self-existent; but these are the retinue of that Being we have.
Rizaleno amateur artists are invited to participate in the Rizal provincial governments painting contest revolving on the theme: Environment: Air, Land and Water to highlight natural wonders such as animals , plants, heavenly bodies and bodies of land and water as art forms.
The pair of heavenly bodies presenting these shows are Professor Brian Cox and Dara O'Briain, both nerdy enough to be knowledgeable and fun enough to make it interesting.
It considers what this process reveals about heavenly bodies both within and outside the solar system, it develops and provides astronomical techniques and discoveries with the relative lay reader in mind, and Infrared Astronomy--Seeing the Heat from William Herschel to the Herschel Space Observatory pairs history with scientific advancements to provide a fine reference for any who would understand the latest findings on infrared.
It considers what this process reveals about heavenly bodies both within and outside the solar system, it develops and provides astronomical techniques and discoveries with the relative lay reader in mind, and Infrared Astronomy-Seeing the Heat from William Herschel to the Herschel Space Observatory pairs history with scientific advancements to provide a fine reference for any who would understand the latest findings on infrared.
Just satellite images of heavenly bodies floating apparently aimlessly in their respective orbits.