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orbiting

An aircraft is circling or holding at a point.
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Gad, "Optimization of space orbits design for Earth orbiting missions," Acta Astronautica, vol.
One of the orphans, which some researchers call planemos, may even have a planetary-mass object orbiting it.
But it's the largest object found orbiting the Sun since the first sighting of Pluto 72 years ago.
Astronomers have confirmed that the nearby star Beta Pictoris has two disks of dust orbiting it, each of which contains debris that's probably the remnants of planet formation.
All orbiting objects fall toward Earth at the same speed.
Objects such as Xena and Buffy had eluded detection precisely because planetary scientists had concentrated their search for distant solar system bodies on objects orbiting in the same plane as the planets.
The sun is the major "star" of our solar system, with nine orbiting planets.
Until last May, the craft had spent most of its time orbiting Saturn's equator.
But the three planets orbiting Upsilon can't be detected with even the most powerful telescopes.

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