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gravitationally challenged

1. Fat, bulky, or very heavy. (Pseudo-politically correct slang used for humorous effect.) 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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Schmidt-Wellenburg et al., "A method to measure the resonance transitions between the gravitationally bound quantum states of neutrons in the GRANIT spectrometer," Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, vol.
The consequence is that the S-stars seem to be in their own nearly isolated QCM gravitationally bound system within the larger system of the Galaxy and the Galaxy bulge.
Astronomers believe that something similar may have happened with IC 3583, which is gravitationally interacting with Messier 90 - an intermediate spiral galaxy located roughly 60 million light-years away.
"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.
The light from this quasar, traveling 9.3 billion light-years, is gravitationally lensed by a foreground galaxy, YGKOW G1, a mere 4 billion light-years away.
Changes in the star's light indicated that planets were tugging on it gravitationally.
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.
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.
ASTRONOMERS HAVE discovered a gravitationally lensed Type la supernova that will hopefully give them a new measure of the universe's expansion.
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.
In the case of the Milky Way and Andromeda, the two galaxies are massive enough and close enough that they are gravitationally attracted to one another.
One or more planets might be gravitationally twisting the dusty gas into spiral arms.
The Sun should also be pulling in rocks that get too close, gravitationally crushing them into a thin disc, which gradually and continually dopes the remnant atmosphere with silicon.
Now, more detailed modeling, including a careful consideration of how atomic and molecular hydrogen interact at low densities, reveals that at least 5 percent and perhaps as many as half of these heavyweights were gravitationally bound to similar-mass companions, says Tom Abel of Stanford University.
This composite, false-color image shows a massive elliptical galaxy called SDP.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.81.