orbital motion


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Noun1.orbital motion - 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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Kerr [at the University of Maryland says] these hydrogen clouds may instead be in orbital motion around our galactic system....
The Rev Booster features three sensational levels of orbital motion while rocking to and fro to a lively beat.
His first design includes employing two rotating mirrors, his second using two spinning cogwheels which are placed far apart from each other and aligned with the orbital motion of the earth around the sun, respectively (Figure 2).
He focuses on the theory of regularization, which was born in an attempt to eliminate the singularities in the equations of orbital motion, and is a collection of mathematical and dynamical contrivances that provide more adequate description of the dynamics.
Without orbital motion, such a hole shape cannot be drilled even with the "square-end" end mills used.
Astronomers would be able to detect the star's orbital motion if it were orbiting a black hole, but the star appears to stay put.
It's caused by the Earth being tilted on its axis and its orbital motion around the Sun.
How about that second question: are the Moon's phases related to this orbital motion? The answer is yes, and there's a simple and fun observation that shows how they're connected.
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Earth offers a boundary surface, where free aether meets matter, and therefore Earth's orbital motion ought to create aether wind on Earth's surface.