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celestial body

[sə′les·chəl ′bäd·ē]
(astronomy)
Any aggregation of matter in space constituting a unit for astronomical study, as the sun, moon, a planet, comet, star, or nebula. Also known as heavenly body.

celestial body

A general term for all objects that can be observed in the sky beyond the atmospheric envelope of the earth: the sun, the moon, the planets and their satellites, meteors, comets, stars, nebulae, and external galaxies.
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Madhuri is the second Bollywood star to have a celestial body to her name.
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