New! Sign up for our free email newsletter.
Reference Terms
from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Precession

Precession refers to a change in the direction of the axis of a rotating object.

Note:   The above text is excerpted from the Wikipedia article "Precession", which has been released under the GNU Free Documentation License.
Related Stories
 


Space & Time News

April 19, 2024

Astronomers have identified the most massive stellar black hole yet discovered in the Milky Way galaxy. This black hole was spotted in data from the European Space Agency's Gaia mission because it imposes an odd 'wobbling' motion on the companion ...
The mystery of how Pluto got a giant heart-shaped feature on its surface has finally been solved by an international team of astrophysicists. The team is the first to successfully reproduce the unusual shape with numerical simulations, attributing ...
An international research team has for the first time directly detected stellar winds from three Sun-like stars by recording the X-ray emission from their astrospheres, and placed constraints on the mass loss rate of the stars via their stellar ...
Linking analyses of the moon's gravity field with models of its earliest evolution, scientists tell a story of the moon turning itself inside out after it solidified from a primordial magma ocean. The process left behind a vestige of dense, ...

Latest Headlines

updated 12:56 pm ET