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      Noun: the path followed by a moon, planet or artificial satellite as it travels
      around another body in space

      Verb: to travel around something, such as a planet or moon in a curved
      path: to make an orbit around something


Earth is in orbit around the sun, and our moon is in orbit around Earth.

All of the planets in the solar system orbit the sun.


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Drawing of the TRMM satellite and its orbit path around Earth
Each satellite has its own path to orbit Earth
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