orbital period


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orbital period

[′ȯr·bəd·əl ′pir·ē·əd]
(astronomy)
The interval between successive passages of a satellite through the same specified point in its orbit.
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Based on their simulations, the researchers estimate that planets very close to Earth in size, from three-quarters to one-and-a-half times the size of earth, with orbital periods ranging from 237 to 500 days, occur around approximately one in four stars.
Orbital Period Ratios and Fibonacci Numbers in Solar Planetary and Satellite Systems and in Exoplanetary Systems.
K2's observations will also help scientists determine the orbital period of the third planet, and help find any additional small transiting objects in the system.
The LC shows optical variability (~0.12 mag) with two maxima and two minima during each orbit of the companion that nicely correlates with the pulsar's orbital period, confirming variability is associated with the pulsar's binary motion.
Taking our measured orbital period, 0.077880551(17)d, and the superhump period measured during the later part of the 2012 superoutburst, [P.sub.sh] = 0.08076(40)d, we calculate the superhump period excess as [epsilon] = 0.037(5).
A geosynchronous orbit, for those of you who aren't yet conversant, is one with an orbital period of one sidereal day.
* To determine the orbital period, altitude and speed of four naked eye satellites.
The innermost planet, G1 163b, is 11 Earth masses and completes a revolution in just 8.6 days; next out is Gl 163c, with 7 Earth masses and an orbital period of 25.6 days.
Short-period comets (orbital period P < 200) average number of apparitions per year: 17 typical discovery rate per year for new comets: 6 average semi major axis: 5.8 AU
Topics include a method for determining the distance of pulsars, an investigation of the validity of the Wilson-Blackett formula for pulsars, current observational knowledge of known accretion-driven millisecond X-ray pulsars, comparison of orbital period changes of any binary systems with the observed values for some binary pulsars, the origin and early evolution of super strongly magnetized pulsars, and the mechanism that provides pulsars with greater galactic velocity than other stars.
Every comet has its own orbital period: Each takes a different length of time to complete a full orbit around the sun.
Since the Earth turns below the orbit of the low Earth satellite, the earth trace of each orbit is west of the previous orbit by 360 degrees (lattitude) multiplied by the satellite orbital period divided by 24 hours, 4 minutes.