gravitational field


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gravitational field

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(General Physics) the field of force surrounding a body of finite mass in which another body would experience an attractive force that is proportional to the product of the masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them
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Noun1.gravitational field - a field of force surrounding a body of finite mass
field of force, force field, field - the space around a radiating body within which its electromagnetic oscillations can exert force on another similar body not in contact with it
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Spending time on Mars' much weaker gravitational field, it would be almost impossible to readjust back to Earth's stronger gravity without, as if by a big Monty Python foot, being immediately squashed.
Mars One had not discounted the possibility of returning to Earth, however, it warned that it cannot be anticipated or expected because that would require a fully assembled and fuelled launch vehicle capable of escaping the gravitational field of Mars, ample, on-board life support systems and supplies for up to seven months of voyage as well as capability to dock with a space station orbiting the Earth or perform a safe re-entry and landing on the planet where they originated.
mu]-] = ([PSI] / c, -D) 4-potential of gravitational field which is described through scalar potential f and vector potential D of this field,