hypervelocity hypervelocity

Definition(s):

  • (n) excessive velocity

Usage(s):

  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.

News

  • 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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