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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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.
Lopsided Moon "Despite the enormous labor and care that generations of mathematical astronomers have devoted to the moon's orbital motion, small but puzzling discrepancies between observation and theory continue to arise.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Images made with the continent-wide Very Long Baseline Array detect the orbital motion of two supermassive black holes as they circle each other at the center of a distant galaxy.
The discovery, announced Tuesday in a paper published in the Astrophysical Journal, is the first confirmation of orbital motion between two supermassive black holes, even though the phenomenon has been theorized for a long time.
Normally, if a star has a companion, astronomers can determine its mass by measuring the double-star systems orbital motion.
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.
Each day the Moon's orbital motion has carried it farther east, and the sunlit portion of its disk has grown larger.
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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.
GPS and magnetometer measurements are used to provide estimates of pe spacecraft orbital motion while as magnetometer and gyro measurements are used to provide estimates of spacecraft attitude.