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  • adj. Describing motion in a forward direction, especially with respect to other bodies in the same system
  • adj. Describing a metamorphic change resulting from a higher pressure or temperature

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  • The direction of orbit is known for roughly a dozen exoplanets (planets outside our solar system). This is the only example with a retrograde orbit. All others are prograde; they orbit in the same direction as the spin of their star.
    New exoplanet orbits 'backwards' (BBC, 12 August 2009)

    August 14, 2009

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    October 31, 2008