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or·bi·tal plane

the orbital surface of the maxilla, lying perpendicular to the orbitomeatal plane at the orbitale.
Synonym(s): planum orbitale

or·bi·tal plane

(ōrbi-tăl plān)
The orbital surface of the maxilla, lying perpendicular to the orbitomeatal plane at the orbitale.

or·bi·tal plane

(ōrbi-tăl plān)
Orbital surface of maxilla, lying perpendicular to orbitomeatal plane at the orbitale.
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The in-plane motion of system during deployment and after could be viewed from Figures 7(b) and 7(c), which correspond to the in-plane angle of tethers and distribution of satellites in orbital plane, respectively.
02444) Astronomical Journal , the orbital planes of some of the objects in the Kuiper belt are quite skewed, specifically the ones that are in the outer part of the disc, and that could be because there is a "planetary mass object" - whose gravity would affect the rocks' positions - lurking among them, waiting to be discovered.
The tilt of Mars' axis relative to its orbital plane can vary dramatically.
Francesco Paresce of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore suggests that the bar revealed dense gas in the orbital plane of the double-star system that created the nova.
These two objects--along with four other small Centaur asteroids in prograde orbits--share a common orbital plane.
In particular THOR will address the following specific science questions: - How is plasma heated and particles accelerate- How is the dissipated energy partitioned - How does dissipation operate in different regimes of turbulenceThe THOR spacecraft would be launched to a geocentric High Elliptic Orbit (HEO) with an orbital plane close to the ecliptic plane (10 deg inclination).
Because Mercury, unlike Earth, is not tilted relative to its orbital plane, there are areas near the poles where the sun would never come up over the horizon.
Although Earth crossed the comet's orbital plane at about 9:15 p.
and have orbits tilted every which way compared with the planets' nearly flat orbital plane (the planets essentially all lie in the ecliptic).
Uranus's spin axis lies 98 degrees off of its orbital plane with the Sun.
In addition, 1992 QB1 moves nearly in line with Earth's orbital plane, an orientation consistent with the proposed location of the Kuiper belt.
Because the Moon's polar axis is slightly inclined to its orbital plane, it is tilted so that periodically we see as far as 6.