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BepiColombo
     
BepiColombo

Fr.: BepiColombo   

A → European Space Agency (ESA) mission aimed at studying the composition, geophysics, atmosphere, magnetosphere, and history of → Mercury, the least explored planet in the inner → Solar System. It will be launched in 2018. Among several investigations, BepiColombo will make a complete map of Mercury at different wavelengths. It will chart the planet's mineralogy and elemental composition, determine whether the interior of the planet is molten or not, and investigate the extent and origin of Mercury's magnetic field. BepiColombo is a joint mission between ESA and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), executed under ESA leadership.

Named after Giuseppe (Bepi) Colombo (1920-1984), a scientist who studied Mercury's orbital motion in detail as well as orbits and interplanetary travel in general.

Ecliptic Plane Input Catalogue (EPIC)
  کاتالوگ ِ درداد ِ هامن ِ هورپهی   
kâtâlog-e dardâdâ-e hâmon-e hurpehi

Fr.: catalogue d'entrée du plan de l'écliptique   

A catalog of fields along the → ecliptic observed by the → K2 mission. The catalog is hosted at the → Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes (MAST).

ecliptic; → plane; → input; → catalogue.

epi-
  اپی-   
api-

Fr.: épi-   

Prefix meaning "upon, at, close upon (in space or time), on the occasion of, in addition."

Gk. epi- "upon, at, close upon (in space or time), on the occasion of, in addition," cognate with O.Pers./Av. apiy-, aipi- "upon, toward, along; also; however;" Skt. api "also, besides."

Prefix api-, from O.Pers./Av. apiy-, aipi-, as above.

epicycle
  ۱) فلک ِ تدویر؛ ۲) اپی-چرخه   
1) falak-e tadvir (#); 2) apicarxé

Fr.: épicycle   

1) In → Ptolemaic system, a circular → orbit of a body around a point that itself orbits circularly another point. Such a system was formulated to explain some → planetary orbits in terms of → circular motions in a → geocentric cosmology.
2a) Math.: A circle that rolls, externally or internally on another circle, generating an → epicycloid or → hypocycloid.
2b) In → galactic dynamics models describing the → spiral arms, a → perturbation of simple circular orbits. → epicyclic theory.

epi-; → cycle.

1) Falak-e tadvir, from Ar. falak al-tadwir, from falak "sphere" + tadwir "causing to turn in a circle."
2) → epi-; → cycle.

epicyclic
  اپی-چرخه‌ای   
apicarxe-yi

Fr.: épicyclique   

Of or pertaining to an → epicycle.

epicycle; → -ic.

epicyclic frequency
  بسامد ِ اپی-چرخه‌ای   
basâmad-e apicarxe-yi

Fr.: fréquence épicyclique   

In the → epicyclic theory of Galactic rotation, the frequency at which a star in the → Galactic disk describes an ellipse around its mean circular orbit. The epicyclic frequency relates to the → Oort's constants. In the solar neighborhood the epicyclic frequency is about 32 km s-1 kpc-1.

epicyclic; → frequency.

epicyclic oscillation
  نوش ِ اپی-چرخه‌ای   
naveš-e apicarxe-yi

Fr.: oscillation épicyclique   

In a → disk galaxy, the motion of a star about the orbital → guiding center when it is displaced radially. See also → epicyclic frequency, → epicyclic theory.

epicyclic; → oscillation.

epicyclic theory
  نگره‌ی ِ اپی-چرخه‌ای   
negare-ye apicarxe-yi

Fr.: théorie épicyclique   

The theory that describes the Galactic dynamics, that is the orbits of stars and gas clouds in the → Galactic disk, as well as the spiral → density wave. Formulated by Bertil Lindblad (1895-1965), the epicyclic theory assumes that orbits are circular with small deviations. Star orbits are described by the superposition of two motions: i) a rotation of the star (epicenter) around the Galactic center at the circular angular velocity, Ω, and ii) a retrograde elliptical motion at → epicyclic frequency, κ. The epicyclic motion in the Galactic plane occurs in a retrograde sense to conserve → angular momentum. In general Ω and κ are different and, therefore, orbits do not close. However, seen by an observer who rotates with the epicenter, orbits are closed ellipses.

epicyclic; → theory.

epicycloid
  اپی-چرخزاد   
apicarxzâd

Fr.: épicycloïde   

A curve traced by a point of a circle that rolls on the outside of a fixed circle. This curve was described by the Gk. mathematicians and astronomer Hipparchus, who made use of it to account for the apparent movement of many of the heavenly bodies.

epi-; → cycloid.

Epimetheus
  اپیمتیءوس   
Epimeteus

Fr.: Épiméthée   

The fifth of → Saturn's known satellites. It has a mean radius of 55 x 69 km and orbits its planet at a mean distance of 151,422 km. It shares the same → horseshoe orbit with → Janus. Epimetheus was discovered by Richard L. Walker in 1966. Also known as Saturn XI.

In Gk. mythology, brother of → Prometheus and → Atlas, and husband of → Pandora. His task was to populate the Earth with animals.

epimorphism
  اپی-ریخت‌مندی   
api-rixtmandi

Fr.: épimorphisme   

A → morphism f : Y → X if, for any two morphisms u,v : X → Z, u f = v f  implies u = v.

epi-; → morphism.

episode
  اپیا   
apyâ

Fr.: épisode   

1) An incident in the course of a series of events.
2) An incident, scene, etc., within a narrative, usually fully developed and either integrated within the main story or digressing from it (Dictionary.com).

From Fr. épisode from Gk. epeisodion "addition," noun use of neuter of epeisodios "coming in besides," from → epi- "in addition" + eisodos "a coming in, entrance" (from eis"into" + hodos "way," → period).

Apyâ, literally "coming in besides," from api-, → epi-, + â- present stem of âmadan "to come," → rise.

episodic
  اپیایی   
apyâyi

Fr.: épisodique   

1) Pertaining to or of the nature of an episode.
2) Divided into separate or tenuously related parts or sections.
3) Occurring sporadically or incidentally (Dictionary.com).

episode; → -ic.

epistemology
  شناخت‌شناسی   
šenaxtšenâsi (#)

Fr.: épistémologie   

A branch of philosophy that investigates the possibility, origins, nature, methods, and limits of human knowledge.

From Gk. episteme "knowledge," from Ionic Gk. epistasthai "to understand," literally "overstand," from → epi- "over, near" + histasthai "to stand;" cognate with Pers. istâdan "to stand," → standard; PIE base *sta- "to stand."

From šenaxt, → knowledge, + -šenâsi, → -logy.

eyepiece
  چشمی   
cašmi (#)

Fr.: oculaire   

A → lens system, also known as an → ocular, used to → magnify the → image formed by the → objective of a → telescope.

eye; → piece.

Cašmi "ocular," adj. of cašmeye + -i adj. suffix.

Greisen-Zatsepin-Kuzmin limit (GZK)
  حد ِ گریسن-زاتسپین-کوزمین   
hadd-e Greisen-Zatsepin-Kuzmin

Fr.: limite de Greisen-Zatsepin-Kuzmin   

A theoretical limit of approximately 6 × 1019  → electron-volts for the energy of → cosmic rays above which they would lose energy in their interaction with the → cosmic microwave radiation background photons. Cosmic ray protons with these energies produce → pions on blackbody photons via the Δ resonance according to: γCMB + p → p + π0, or γCMB + p → n + π+, thereby losing a large fraction of their energy. These interactions would reduce the energy of the cosmic rays to below the GZK limit. Due to this phenomenon, → Ultra-high-energy cosmic rays are absorbed within about 50 Mpc.

Named after Kenneth Greisen (1966), Physical Review Letters 16, 748 and Georgiy Zatsepin & Vadim Kuzmin (1966), Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics Letters 4, 78; → limit.

Kellner eyepiece
  چشمی ِ کلنر   
cešmi-ye Kellner (#)

Fr.: oculaire de Kellner   

The first achromatic eyepiece consisting of a convex lens and a plano-convex lens. The convex surfaces are turned toward one another.

Named after the inventor Carl Kellner (1826-1855), a German engineer and optician; → eyepiece

orthoscopic eyepiece
  چشمیِ اردابینی   
cešmi-ye ardâbini

Fr.: oculaire orthoscopique   

A telescopic eyepiece that produces a wide field of view (between 40° and 50°). The eyepiece consists of a single element lens that is normally plano-convex, and a cemented triplet that is usually symmetrical.

orthoscopic; → eyepiece.

parallelepiped
  پراسورویه، لوزی‌وار   
parâsuruyé, lowzivâr

Fr.: parallélépipède   

A solid figure whose six bases are → parallelograms, opposite pairs being identical and parallel.

From Gk. parallelepipedon, from parallelos, → parallel + epipedon "plane surface," from neuter of epipedos "flat," from → epi- + pedon "ground," cognate with L. ped-, pes, → foot.

Parâsuruyé, from parâsu, → parallel, + ruyé, → surface. Lowzivâr, from lowzi, → rhombus + -vâr, → -oid.

Ramsden eyepiece
  چشمی ِ رمزدن   
cešmi-ye Ramsden (#)

Fr.: oculaire de Ramsden   

An eyepiece consisting of two planoconvex lenses of the same focal length, placed with the convex sides facing each other and with a separation between the lenses of about two-thirds of the focal length of each.

Named after Jesse Ramsden (1735-1800), English maker of astronomical instruments; → eyepiece.

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