gravitational field


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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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Light from the star is stretched to longer wavelengths by the very strong gravitational field of the black hole, making it appear red.
The sun curves the space around and the earth revolves around it to follow the curvature of the gravitational field like a marble rolling in a funnel.
Another example of a possible quantum mechanical violation of the CEP but not of the WEP is provided by analyzing free fall in a constant gravitational field of a massive object described by its wave-function [PSI].
In fact, the experiment conducted about two decades ago had indeed shown that a rotating type-II ceramic superconductor disk at low temperature could have a moderate (~2-3%) shielding effect against the Earth gravitational field [22].
However, the gravitational fields between Jupiter and Saturn managed to counteract the sun's gravity and indeed pulled both planets away from the sun into their current positions.
The hope is, then, that if we can find some dark corner of the universe where general relativity fails, perhaps because the gravitational fields it describes are so enormously strong, we might glimpse what extra ingredient is needed one that might point the way to a theory of quantum gravity.
He discusses special and general relativity and the cosmological versions of both, properties of the gravitational field, particle production in five-dimensional cosmological relativity, properties of gravitational waves in an expanding universe, spiral galaxy rotation curves in the Brane world theory in five dimensions, testing cosmological general relativity against high redshift observations, homogeneous spaces and Bianchi classifications, and similar topics.
The released relay Rstar satellite will work with the other VLBI satellite to observe the moon's gravitational field using a radio interference method.
This storage field is produced by stacked superconducting coils of alternating current direction with the gravitational field playing the role of the upper lid of the bottle.
He explained: "As the Earth spins, the gravitational field tightens up at the north and south pole vortexes like an elastic band.
11, 2001 is not shown here--but more frequently seems to take place in another orbit (Vietnam, the moon, perhaps Iraq), into whose gravitational field one cannot help being pulled.
Merritt and his colleagues determined how fast a black hole has to move to escape a galaxy's gravitational field completely.

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