gravitational field


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a field of force surrounding a body of finite mass

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7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As NASA's two GRAIL satellites circle the moon, mapping its gravitational field in detail for the first time, DUNMORE multi-layer insulation (MLI) materials will protect their sensitive internal systems from the temperature changes and radiation of open space.
It was noticed in [6] that the measurement of the neutron quantum states in the Earth's gravitational field [7] is sensitive to such extra forces in the sub-micrometer range.
The gravitational field and other external properties of the black hole will be exactly the same as if an infinite singularity existed at the center, because the amount of mass-energy in each case will be identical.
Franklin Felber will present his new exact solution of Einstein's 90-year-old gravitational field equation to the Space Technology and Applications International Forum (STAIF) in Albuquerque.
E] is the Earth's radial gravitational field at the surface.
The magnetic moment of the electron is fundamentally coupled to the quantum mechanical spin angular momentum: when a torque is applied to the magnetization, the intrinsic response of the electron moment is precession, much like how a gyroscope precesses under the influence of the Earth's gravitational field.
Moreover, Earth's axis is being slightly tilted by the weight of water that has collected in the 88 reservoirs, Chao found, and the shape of the planet's gravitational field has been altered.
For this mass distribution, the gravitational field equation can be written as [2]
Earth's gravitational field changed measurably in response to the December 2004 tsunami-spawning earthquake west of Sumatra.
Using the Hubble Space Telescope, the astronomers have tested whether the strength of the electromagnetic force is altered in the strong gravitational field of a white dwarf star.
Soon after his theory of General Relativity was published in 1916, Einstein rapidly turned to the unifying of the gravitational field with electromagnetism (which at that time was considered as the second fundamental field).
That rate is controlled by the comet's gravitational field, so once the gravity of the comet is known, researchers can estimate its density.
During the mapping phase MGS will determine the mineralogical character of the surface and define the planet's topography and gravitational field.
The ions are kept above the surface by the star's strong radiation, despite the pull of its extremely strong gravitational field.
This reduction in radius is accomplished by the forces generated by a material component of the gravitational field.