gravitational bremsstrahlung

gravitational bremsstrahlung

[‚grav·ə′tā·shən·əl ′brem‚shträ·ləŋ]
(relativity)
The emission of gravitational radiation by two massive objects that pass each other at a high relative velocity and deflect each other slightly. Also known as relativistic bremsstrahlung.
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