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gravitational field

The region in space in which the attractive effects of a given mass have an effect.
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The gravitational intensity (acceleration due to gravity) for all possible gravitational fields can also be defined in terms of the Riemannian gradient operator [[nabla].
In his article, FE-zfa has proposed, with supporting mathematical proof, a device with which to create detectable gravitational fields.
This, too, distorts time: Clocks run slower in a strong gravitational field than they do in empty space.
The agreement of the measured precession rate with GR's prediction is again remarkable, representing not only a fifth test in this system but also the first high-precision test of relativistic spin-precession in strong gravitational fields.
As the craft escapes Earth's gravitational field, however, it enters the Sun's gravitational field.
To improve their estimates, the mathematicians took the gravitational fields of all the planets except little Pluto into account, and calculated their possible combined effects on various possible orbits of 433 Eros in the distant future.
This meant we were directly measuring the motion of matter in a strong gravitational field near to a black hole the first time that the Lense-Thirring effect has been measured in a strong gravitational field.
Einstein's gravitational field equations were constructed in [1] and an approximate expression for the analytical solution of the lone field equation was obtained as
Using the Hubble Space Telescope, the astronomers have tested whether the strength of the electromagnetic force is altered in the strong gravitational field of a white dwarf star.
Kopeikin of the University of Missouri in Columbia extended those equations to the changing gravitational fields around moving bodies, such as Jupiter.
However, Tyson and his team found the shapes of some galaxy images to be slightly distorted by the gravitational fields of intervening clumps of matter.
The probe was due to orbit Eros for a year, sending back information on rock composition and mapping its magnetic and gravitational fields from within feet of the surface.