gravitationally gravitationally  /ˌɡræ və ˈteɪʃ nə li/

Definition(s):

  • (adv) with respect to gravitation

Usage(s):

  1. Human scientists have better nuclear fuel than the stars have, but they cannot hold their gases together gravitationally.
  2. If Sgr A is a black hole, he says, it is continuously consuming bits and pieces of the galaxy, becoming gravitationally more powerful as it does.
  3. Such a uniform gas is gravitationally unstable.

News

  • Inseparable galactic twins

    Looking towards the constellation of Triangulum (The Triangle), in the northern sky, lies the galaxy pair MRK 1034. The two very similar galaxies, named PGC 9074 and PGC 9071, are close enough to one another to be bound together by gravity, although no gravitational disturbance can yet be seen in the image. These objects are probably only just beginning to interact gravitationally.
    on July 2, 2013     Source: Science Daily

Quotes

  • "Dark matter is hypothesized to be a strange kind of substance, it interacts gravitationally with matter and therefore we know it's there, but we don't know exactly what it is," Jan Tauber, project scientist for Planck told Deutsche Welle....
    on May 13, 2009 By: Max Planck Source: Deutsche Welle

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