gravitational attraction


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gravitational attraction

[‚grav·ə′tā·shən·əl ə′trak·shən]
(physics)
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When the GRAIL space probe flew over the alleged lava tube -- which if hollow, would be less dense -- it detected a decrease in gravitational attraction compatible with the presence of an underground cavity.
Connoisseurs of watchmaking know that the tourbillon, in a vertical position, uses the rotation of the cage in a given time to shield the balance from the influence of the gravitational attraction of the Earth.
There are many examples of double stars where one massive star draws material from a nearby and smaller star through superior gravitational attraction. The big star grows until it eventually explodes in a supernova.
"The gravitational attraction between the two changes the asteroid's velocity very slowly.
In complete agreement with [7-9], the following equations of motion, which describe dynamics of the N-body system experiencing both the gravitational attraction between its constituents and the global cosmological expansion of the Universe, can be immediately derived from (1) and (2) (the cutoff of the gravitational potential in the special relativity spirit introduced in [10] in order to resolve the problem of nonzero average values of first-order scalar perturbations is not considered here being irrelevant for the given investigation.
As gaseous matter is attracted towards the event horizon by the black hole's gravitational attraction, strong radio emission is produced before the gas disappears.
[Later it was shown that the gravitational attraction of Table Mountain and the Piketberg had affected his latitude measurements].
In fact, when we accurately measure the motion, we see that these motions are accelerating and are in opposition to the normal gravitational attraction.
Conversely, GELS is a local search algorithm that imitates gravitational attraction and is therefore strong for local searches and weak for global searches.
What is common to a system of billions of stars held together by gravitational attraction and a smart-phone series?
Within a given region, rising or falling water reserves alter Earth's mass, influencing how strong the local gravitational attraction is.
Another term for comprehensive compassion, he explains, is gravitational attraction.