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orbiting

An aircraft is circling or holding at a point.
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About 5 years ago, astronomers began finding objects in Jupiter's mass range that weren't orbiting anything (SN: 5/19/01, p.
Last summer, he and his colleagues discovered a moon orbiting the body.
IMAGE SEARCH Using disks identified by Spitzer as a guide, Meyer and his colleagues have set themselves an audacious goal: to capture the first image of an extrasolar planet orbiting a sunlike star.
Several teams have recently found that some of the irregulars orbiting each planet belong to the same family, an indication of a shared origin.
They might just be orbiting their parent stars at greater distances than astronomers had looked for in previous studies.
Genzel has tracked the motion of stars orbiting the galactic center since the late 1980s.
55 Cancri's wobble can't be accounted for fully by the two planets now confirmed to be orbiting it.
As the researchers and their colleagues accumulated more-precise data on the star, they realized that one orbiting planet couldn't alone account for its Wobble.

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