hypervelocity hypervelocity


  • (n) excessive velocity


  1. The Milky Way's hypervelocity stars are probably outward bound too.
  2. This month's Jet Propulsion is devoted to hypervelocity flightthe perilous maneuvers of futuristic vehicles flying at 10,000 m.


  • Could this hypervelocity coil launch ships into space?

    The Slingatron is described as 'A railroad to space using a mechanical hypervelocity launcher.' (Credit: Kickstarter) If you read the endorsements from NASA scientists on Derek Tidman's book , his idea may seem a tad less wacky than at first blush. He thinks a massive, gyrating coil can speed up objects fast enough to give them escape velocity and send them into orbit. The book outlined the ...
    on July 24, 2013     Source: CNET

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  • "Computer models show that hypervelocity stars are naturally made near the galactic center," said theorist Avi Loeb of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. "We know that binaries exist. We know the galactic center holds a...
    on Jan 26, 2006 By: Avi Loeb Source: Spaceflight Now

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