orbital momentum

orbital momentum

[′ȯr·bəd·əl mə′men·təm]
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Recall that for our own Solar System the Oort Cloud dominates the total angular momentum, being a factor of at least 50 greater than the total planetary orbital momentum.
And because it orbits much faster than the star turns, this tidal interaction should be robbing WASP-18b of orbital momentum.
Like a giant eggbeater, their revolving gravitational fields will fling away stars that venture near the pair; the stars carry away orbital momentum, so the massive holes will creep ever closer together.