gravitational attraction


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gravitational attraction

[‚grav·ə′tā·shən·əl ə′trak·shən]
(physics)
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Older particles would very slowly lose mass as the number of particles in their ken increases, decreasing the gravitational attraction between them.
On Earth, tides result from the gravitational attraction of the moon and sun pulling on our surface oceans.
Today we face the same pigheadedness Einstein faced from those who now insist dark matter exists because galaxies would fly apart without its added gravitational attraction.
For a flat universe, where the expansion force is balanced by gravitational attraction force, this would require the universe to accelerate in order to avoid a future collapse.
Unlike the majority of stars, which spread out shortly after birth, these young stars remain loosely bound together by mutual gravitational attraction.
The motion of the Milky Way with respect to the rest of the universe has been a puzzle ever since astronomers were first able to measure it and found it couldn't be explained by the gravitational attraction from any visible matter.
Under different circumstances dark matter may appear or disappear resulting in gravitational attraction or repulsion.
By spotting temperature differences of a few hundred-thousandths of a kelvin, Smoot's instrument revealed the first evidence of those stretched-out quantum irregularities--the seeds of further lumpiness built up by gravitational attraction.
Prior to Perlmutter's efforts, almost all astronomers expected that the expansion of the universe was slowing, due to the gravitational attraction of galaxies and other matter.
Imagine two bulky stars closely circling each other but where the duo gets pulled apart by the gravitational attraction from their neighboring stars.
Most of the cloud's matter ends up concentrated inside hot young stars and the cluster keeps much of its initial gravitational attraction.
alpha]] as a medium transferring gravitational attraction via waves of the force.