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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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.
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It's caused by the Earth being tilted on its axis and its orbital motion around the sun.
the daily motion and the orbital motion of the planet Earth, where all the observers are located, through the non-isotropic and inhomogeneous cosmic space;
Future observations of the planet's orbital motion and the primary star's debris disk may help answer that question.
Using the Doppler effect, RV detection traditionally determines the motion of a star due to the gravitational pull of a companion planet; the star moves opposite that of the orbital motion of the planet, and the stellar features shift in wavelength.
Besides, she said: "Future observations of the planet's orbital motion and the primary star's debris disk may help answer that question.
Observers are reminded to carefully record the observing conditions and the stellar limiting magnitude, and should also bear in mind the nightly eastwards 'drift' of the Perseid radiant due to Earth's orbital motion.
WASHINGTON, July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have determined the orbital motion of two distinct populations of stars in an ancient globular star cluster, offering proof they formed at different times and providing a rare look back into the Milky Way galaxy's early days.
Just before the gas plunges to the center, its orbital motion is approaching the speed of light.
In this configuration, an object mimics very closely the orbital motion of our planet around the Sun, but as seen from Earth it appears to slowly trace out a horseshoe shape in space.
Following an overview of the formation and structure of planets and planetary systems, the revised definition of a planet, basics of orbital motion, primary energy sources on planets, and planet diversity, Sanchez- Lavega (physics, U.