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gravitationally challenged

1. Fat, bulky, or very heavy. A euphemistic and ironically politically correct term, usually said of a person. I don't think Mike is obese—he's just a bit gravitationally challenged.
2. Prone to or characterized by clumsiness or a lack of balance. I've been bumping into people at work all day long—I must be a bit gravitationally challenged today or something.
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Moreover, if one knows the total angular momentum for the gravitationally bound system, then a unique set of m values is possible.
This means that light from a cosmologically distant quasar will be deflected, or gravitationally lensed, by the intervening galaxy along the line of sight before arriving at an observer on the Earth," said Chen of the phenomenon of gravitational lensing, which was predicted by Einstein in 1936.
Just how big radially is this gravitationally bound system involving the S-stars according to the QCM fit?
One or more planets might be gravitationally twisting the dusty gas into spiral arms.
amp;nbsp;"Type II irregulars include the group known as interacting or disrupting galaxies, in which the strange appearance is due to two or more galaxies colliding, merging or otherwise interacting gravitationally.
Galaxy clusters are the largest gravitationally bound structures in the universe, said Reinout van Weeren of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
Planets that share the same host star gravitationally interact with each other.
Black holes gravitationally draw gas and dust into them, accelerating and heating this attracted matter until it emits high-energy radiation, including X-rays and ultraviolet light.
Therefore, not only should the large-scale gravitationally bound systems like a solar system exhibit QCM behavior, but even a torsion balance near an attractor mass should have quantization states.
Unlike powders, MoldWiz pellets can be conveniently dry tumbled, gravitationally mixed, or if desired can be fed directly at the throat or with other additives.
Stars form when clouds of gas and dust begin collapsing gravitationally into a dense core, which, once it's massive enough, begins drawing even more material inward, creating a spinning disk of material around the protostar.
81 (center, from Hubble Space Telescope) surrounded by the light from a distant background galaxy (red, imaged by ALMA) that's been gravitationally lensed by SDP.
Beletsky said that the two brown dwarfs are separated by about three times the distance between the Earth and the Sun, asserting that the binary brown dwarf systems are gravitationally bound and orbit about each other.
Changes in the star's light indicated that planets were tugging on it gravitationally.
We find excellent agreement with QCM for ten galactic clusters, demonstrating that dark matter is not needed to explain the rotation velocities and providing further support to the hypothesis that all gravitationally bound systems have QCM quantization states.