binary system

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Noun1.binary system - a positional system of numeration that uses binary digits and a radix of twobinary system - a positional system of numeration that uses binary digits and a radix of two
positional notation, positional representation system - a numeration system in which a real number is represented by an ordered set of characters where the value of a character depends on its position
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TEHRAN (FNA)- The Gaia satellite discovered a unique binary system where one star is "eating" the other, but neither star has any hydrogen, the most common element in the Universe.
When they are part of a binary system, and matter is transferred from their companion star, several phenomena occur which have shed light on the physics of mass accretion and NS magnetospheres, as well as the production of high energy radiation and pulsations.
The binary system creates a gravitational field that's constantly changing.
At twice the mass of Earth, the planet orbits one of the stars in the binary system at almost exactly the same distance from which Earth orbits the sun.
The BINARY system allows the surgeon to place screws with greater angulation and engage the lock, without any extra steps or instrumentation.
In this report I presented a LC and clear evidence for tidal distortion in the compact binary system by comparing observed results with those of similar studies.
But the disks around the stars in a binary system located 525 light-years away in the constellation Taurus are misaligned, Eric Jensen of Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania and Rachel Akeson of Caltech report in the July 31 Nature.
The binary system of numbers uses which two numerical digits?
It orbited one of two stars in its binary system at about the same distance Earth orbits the Sun, but the star was much dimmer than the Sun, meaning the planet was extremely cold, at around minus 210 degrees centigrade, and unlikely to harbor life on its surface.
In a ternary system containing K-Na-Ca, however, ESP was significantly lower than in the binary system and was poorly correlated with the USSL SAR-ESP model.
But in the binary system this says there is one in the ones column, and one in the twos column, which adds up to three.
Figure 1 shows a sketch of an X-ray binary system as it would be seen by a nearby observer.