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Orbit
 

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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
 



Sentences:
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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