Any celestial body revolving around another celestial body is known as its

Any celestial body revolving around other celestial body is known as is satellite. For example, Moon revolves around earth in definite orbit, so moon is a satellite of earth. Generally, the celestial body is known as a satellite of another celestial body if and only if the other celestial body is a planet. Like, Moon revolves around the earth, and earth is a planet therefore, moon is a satellite of earth. Although we can say that earth is a satellite of sun but generally we call it as a planet of sun. The term satellite is generally used when the motion of a celestial body is around a planet. 

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