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gravitational field

  • n  a field of force surrounding a body of finite mass
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  • The Milky Way's Supermassive Black Hole Erupted Two Million Years Ago
    Like most galaxies, the Milky Way has a supermassive black hole in its center. For the most part, however, that black hole is dormant - meaning that it isn't emitting large amounts of radiation. That's because that radition, in the form of X-rays, gamma rays, radio waves, is emitted when large objects - like giant gas clouds or stars - are brought into the black hole's gravitational field ...
    Sept. 25, 2013 - Forbes
  • Dynamical Measurements of the Interior Structure of Exoplanets
    Giant gaseous planets often reside on orbits in sufficient proximity to their host stars for the planetary quadrupole gravitational field to become non-negligible. In presence of an additional planetary companion, a precise characterization of the system's orbital state can yield meaningful constraints on the transiting planet's interior structure. However, such methods can require a very ...
    Sept. 24, 2013 - SpaceRef

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