orbital rotation


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Noun1.orbital rotation - motion of an object in an orbit around a fixed point; "satellites in orbital rotation"
gyration, revolution, rotation - a single complete turn (axial or orbital); "the plane made three rotations before it crashed"; "the revolution of the earth about the sun takes one year"
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Co-evolved binaries are likely to be tidally locked, meaning the spin of each star is matched to its orbital rotation, causing the pair of black holes to have their spin axes lined up like most of the planets in the solar system.
After the orbital rotation surgery aimed at correcting hipertelorism, the ocular alignment improved; however, intermittent exotropia deteriorated again after six to seven months.
1] is the angular velocity of the Earth's orbital rotation, R = 150 x [10.
Likewise, orbital rotation of the head has also been outlawed for similar reasons.
During a motorized, orbital rotation of 190-degrees of the C-arm, a defined set of projections at fixed steps is recorded.
The first was a modification of the conditioning stimuli: dim orange light and very slow orbital rotation.