gravitational theory


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Noun1.gravitational theory - (physics) the theory that any two particles of matter attract one another with a force directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them
law of gravitation, Newton's law of gravitation - (physics) the law that states any two bodies attract each other with a force that is directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them
scientific theory - a theory that explains scientific observations; "scientific theories must be falsifiable"
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
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What we have observed from various sources is that we need to either amend gravitational theory as we know it or hypothesise the existence of new forms of matter and energy -- which we call dark matter and dark energy," said Dr Skordis, who studies cosmology or the study of the universe.
A University of Cyprus project on the effects of Dark Matter and Dark Energy on gravitational theory has won a 1.
A new causal version for Newtonian gravitational theory has been shown to explain exactly the six Earth flyby anomalies reported by NASA in 2008, and also explain exactly an overlooked lunar orbit anomaly [1, 2].
The planetary motion in our solar system was the ultimate test for Newton's gravitational theory 300 years ago; the motion of S0-102 and S0-2, Ghez said, will be the ultimate test for Einstein's theory of general relativity, which describes gravity as a consequence of the curvature of space and time.