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Word: sidereal

Definition: relating to stars; Ex. sidereal day


Sentences Containing 'sidereal'

This constellation orbits Murasaki within the habitable zone, at a distance of only 0.223 astronomical units (sidereal year, 66 Earth days) where the planets receive about the same amount of total irradiation Mars gets from the Sun; however, with a spectral power distribution shifted to much longer wavelengths.

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