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a field of force surrounding a body of finite mass

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Over the course of the five-year mission, measurements will be taken to provide an updated model of the Earths gravitational fields every 30 days.
From the foregoing it becomes necessary to seek a general gravitational field equation which will be sufficient for the description of all gravitational fields.
At present, scientists study gravitational fields passively: they observe and try to understand existing gravitational fields produced by large inertial masses, such as stars or Earth, without being able to change them as is done, for example, with magnetic fields.
The theory also predicted that light rays will be bent by strong gravitational fields.
GR also predicts that gravitational fields alter the rates of time passing at different depths of a gravitational field.
Its gravitational field is thought to be so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape it.
His late works can be seen as poetic images of quantum weirdness, molecular transformations, the space-curving force of gravitational fields.
The gravitational fields of these planets will pull on the spacecraft as it passes them, causing it to increase its speed, a phenomenon called gravity assist.
Jupiter and Saturn present particularly daunting prospects for exploitation, Lewis acknowledges, since their powerful gravitational fields would require any departing vehicle to have an extremely high escape velocity.
When the gravitational fields of only two objects interact it is easy to calculate the results exactly.
A totally unique, one-of-a-kind product, SkyScout utilizes patented technology that combines data from sensors measuring both the magnetic and gravitational fields of the Earth, along with internal GPS and a substantial celestial database to dramatically improve how people learn about astronomy, making it much easier and more entertaining.
Einstein's theory is largely untested in such strong gravitational fields.
They cover the general relativistic two-body problem, Hamiltonian dynamics of spinning compact binaries through high post-Newtonian approximations, the covariant theory of the post-Newtonian equations of motion of extended bodies, the DSX-framework, the general relativistic theory of light propagation in multipolar gravitational fields, the back-reaction problem in cosmology, and post-Newtonian approximations in cosmology, ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc.
Thus, the introduction of varying mass distribution with time introduces an exponential term in the deflection of light equation not found in static homogeneous spherical gravitational fields.
With a lot of matter packed into a sphere about the size of the Earth, they have strong gravitational fields.