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paleoclimatology
  پارین-کلیما‌شناسی   
pârin-kelimâšenâsi

Fr.: paléoclimatologie   

The study of past → climates throughout → geologic and → historic time (paleoclimates), and the causes of their variations.

paleo-; → climatology.

Paleogene
  پارینزاد   
Pârinzâd

Fr.: Paléogène   

A period of → geologic time lasting about 42 million years, roughly from 65 to 23 million years ago. The Paleogene is most notable as being the time in which mammals evolved from relatively small, simple forms into a large group of diverse animals in the wake of the → Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event that ended the preceding → Cretaceous period. Birds also evolved considerably during this period, changing into roughly modern forms.

Literally "ancient birth," from → paleo- + -gene, → gene.

paleolithic
  پارین‌سنگی   
pârin-sangi (#)

Fr.: paléolithique   

Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the cultures of the Old Stone Age, marked by the earliest known chipped stone tools. The period continued from about 750,000 years ago, until the beginning of the Mesolithic Age, about 15,000 years ago.

paleo-; lithic, from Gk. lithos "stone."

paleomagnetism
  پارین‌مغناتیس   
pârin-meqnâtis

Fr.: paléomagnétisme   

The study of natural remanent magnetization in order to determine the intensity and direction of the Earth's magnetic field in the geologic past.

paleo-; → magnetism.

paleontology
  پارین‌شناسی   
pârin-šenâsi (#)

Fr.: paléontologie   

The study of ancient life through → fossils.

From Fr. paléontologie, from paléo-, → paleo-, + onto-, from Gk. ont- "being," pr.p. of einai "to be," + → -logy.

Pârin-šenâsi, from pârin-, → paleo- + šenâsi, → -logy.

Palermo scale
  مرپل ِ پالرمو   
marpel-e Palermo

Fr.: échelle de Palerme   

A technical scale that categorizes the → impact hazard of a → near-Earth object (NEO). It compares the threat of a given NEO to the so-called background threat of all NEOs of the same size or larger. In this way, the probability of the → impact itself as well as the time until the predicted impact are considered. The scale is → logarithmic and continuous. A Palermo scale of -2 indicates that the predicted event is only 1% as likely as a random background event between now and the time of predicted impact. A value of 0 indicates that the risk is the same as the risk from the background threats. A value of +2 indicates an event that is 100 times more likely than the background hazard. The Palermo scale is defined in the paper "Quantifying the risk posed by potential Earth impacts" by Chesley et al. (2002), Icarus 159n 423. See also → Torino scale.

Named after Palermo, in recognition of the Palermo Observatory, where in 1801 the first and largest asteroid (→ Ceres) was discovered by the Italian astronomer Giuseppe Piazzi (1746-1826); → scale.

palladium
  پالادیوم   
pâlâdiom (#)

Fr.: palladium   

A silvery white metal which belongs to the → platinum group elements, symbol Pd. → Atomic weight 106.4, → atomic number 46, → melting point 1554.9 °C, → boiling point 2963 °C. It is used in alloys and as a catalyst.

Named 1803 by discoverer William Hyde Wollaston (1766-1828), after the asteroid → Pallas, which was discovered at about the same time.

pallasite
  پالاسیت   
pâllâsit

Fr.: pallasite   

A class of → iron meteorite containing → olivine crystals.

Named after the German naturalist Peter Pallas (1741-1811), who first studied such a type of meteorites.

Palomar Observatory
  نپاهشگاه ِ پالومار   
nepâhešgâh-e Palomar

Fr.: Observatoire du Mont Palomar   

An observatory located atop Palomar Mountain about 65 km north-northeast of San Diego, California. It is a center of astronomical research owned and operated by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). The Observatory is home to three active research telescopes: the 200-inch (5.1-meter) Hale Telescope, the 48-inch (1.25-meter) Samuel Oschin Telescope, and the 60-inch (1.5-meter) telescope. Research at Palomar Observatory is pursued by a broad community of astronomers from Caltech and other domestic and international partner institutions. The famous Hale Telescope proved instrumental in cosmological research. It was the largest instrument of its kind until 1976.

Palomar, a mountain ridge in the Peninsular Ranges in northern San Diego County whose highest elevation is 1,871 m; → Observatory.

Palomar Observatory Sky Survey (POSS)
  بردید ِ آسمان ِ نپاهشگاه ِ پالومار   
bardid-e âsmân-e nepâhešgâh-e Palomar

Fr.: Palomar Observatory Sky Survey   

A photographic atlas of the northern hemisphere and a portion of the southern hemisphere created at Mount → Palomar Observatory in southern California. The original survey was completed in 1954 using the 48-in Schmidt (Oschin) Telescope. The square photographic plates were 35.5 cm (14-inch) on a side, each encompassing roughly 6 × 6 degrees of the sky. The survey was originally intended to cover the entire sky from +90 degrees declination down to -24 degrees (plate centers) in 879 regions, using both red and blue sensitive emulsions, and including stars to magnitude +22. Ultimately the survey was extended to -30 degrees (both red and blue), an additional 57 regions. Finally, the Whiteoak Southern Extension was added in 1962 (red plates only), with another 100 plates which extended the set down to a declination of -42 degrees plate center.

Palomar Observatory; → sky; → survey.

Pan
  پان   
Pân (#)

Fr.: Pan   

The innermost of Saturn's known satellites, orbiting within the Encke Division in the A Ring at a distance of 133,583 km. Also know as Saturn XVIII. It orbits Saturn every 0.575 days and its diameter is about 20 km. Pan was discovered in 1990 from Voyager photos taken in 1981.

In Gk. mythology, Pan was the god of woods, fields, and flocks, having a human torso and head with a goat's legs, horns, and ears.

pan-
  پان-، سراسر-، همه-   
pân- (#), sarâsar- (#), hamé- (#)

Fr.: pan-   

A prefix meaning "all, whole," used as a general formative (panorama; pantelegraph; pantheism; pantonality), and especially in terms implying the union of all branches of a group (Pan-Christian; Pan-Hellenic; Pan-Slavism).

From Gk. pan-, combining form of pas (neuter pan) "all, every," of unknown origin.

Pân- loan from Gk., as above.
Sarâsar- "all, entirely, the whole," literally "from beginning to end; from one end to the other," from sar "head" + -â- epenthetic vowel + sar. The main word sar is related to soru, sorun "horn" (karnâ "a trumpet-like wind instrument," variant sornâ "a wind instrument"); Mid.Pers. sar "head," sru "horn;" Av. sarah- "head," srū- "horn, nail;" cf. Skt. śiras- "head, chief;" Gk. kara "head," karena "head, top," keras "horn;" L. cornu "horn," cerebrum "brain;" P.Gmc. *khurnaz (Ger. Horn, Du. horen; cognate with E. horn, as above, from PIE *ker- "head, horn;" O.E. horn "horn of an animal," also "wind instrument;" E. horn); PIE base *ker- "head, horn, top, summit."
Hamé-, → all.

Pan-STARRS
     
Pan-STARRS

Fr.: Pan-STARRS   

A system for wide-field astronomical imaging developed and operated by the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawaii. Its goal is to survey the sky for moving or variable objects on a continual basis, and also produce accurate astrometry and photometry of already detected objects. It is situated at Haleakala Observatories near the summit of Haleakala in Hawaii. Pan-STARRS1 (PS1) was the first part of Pan-STARRS. The survey used a 1.8 meter telescope and a 1.4 Gigapixel camera to image the sky in five broadband filters (g, r, i, z, y). The PS1 consortium is made up of astronomers and engineers from 14 institutions and six countries. The survey was completed in April 2014. The Pan-STARRS Project is now focusing on building PS2.

Short for Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System.

pancake
  لواش   
lavâš (#)

Fr.: crèpe   

A thin, flat cake of batter fried on both sides on a griddle or in a frying pan (Dictionary.com).

From M.E., from pan "a usually broad, shallow, and open container for domestic use, as for cooking;" O.E. panne + cake, from M.E., from O.N. kaka "cake," cognate with M.E. kechel "little cake;" G. Kuchen;

Lavâš "a sort of thin flattened bread."

pancake model
  مدل ِ لواش   
model-e lavâš

Fr.: modèle des crêpes   

A model of galaxy formation in which regions of primordial gas as massive as clusters of galaxies began to collapse into thin sheets (pancakes). Within the pancakes, smaller regions of gas later collapsed to form individual galaxies.

pancake; → model.

pancake star
  ستاره‌ی ِ لواشوار   
setâre-ye lavâš#vaar

Fr.: étoile en crèpe   

A star strongly compressed due to the → tidal force of a → massive black hole. The intense → gravity of the → black hole pulls harder on the nearest part of the star, creating an imbalance. When the star penetrates the → tidal radius, first it becomes cigar-shaped, then the squeezing of the tidal forces flattens the star in its orbital plane to the shape of a → pancake. Next the star rebounds, and as it leaves the tidal radius, it starts to expand. A little further on its orbit the star finally breaks up into gas fragments. This flattening would increase the → density and → temperature inside the star enough to trigger intense nuclear reactions that would tear it apart (Brassart & J.-P. Luminet, 2008, Astron. Astrophys. 481, 259).

pancake; → star.

Pandora
  پاندورا   

Fr.: Pandore   

One of the inner moons of Saturn and the outer shepherd moon for the F-ring. It was discovered in 1980 from Voyager 1 photos and is also known as Saturn XVII.

In Gk. mythology Pandora was the very first woman who was formed out of clay by the gods. She was bestowed upon humankind by Zeus as a punishment for Prometheus' theft of fire. Entrusted with a box containing all the ills that could plague people, she opened it out of curiosity and thereby released all the evils of human life.

pane
  پش   
poš

Fr.: vitre, carreau   

1) One of the divisions of a window or the like, consisting of a single plate of glass in a frame. A plate of glass for such a division.
2) A panel, as of a wainscot, ceiling, door, etc (Dictionary.com).

M.E. pane, pan "strip of cloth, section," from M.Fr. pan, from O.Fr. pan "section, piece, panel," from L. pannum "piece of cloth, garment;" cf. Goth. fana "piece of cloth," Gk. penos "web," O.E. fanna "flag."

Poš, from Baluci poc "cloth, clothing," from puš-, pušidan "to cover, to wear," → envelope.

panel
  پشل   
pošel

Fr.: 1, 2) panneau, caisson, pan; 3) invités, experts, tribune   

1) A distinct portion, section, or division of a wall, wainscot, ceiling, door, shutter, fence, etc., especially of any surface sunk below or raised above the general level or enclosed by a frame or border.
2) A comparatively thin, flat piece of wood or the like, as a large piece of plywood.
3) A group of persons gathered to conduct a public discussion, judge a contest, serve as advisers, be players on a radio or television game, or the like (Dictionary.com).

M.E., from O.Fr. panel "a piece (of anything)," diminutive of pan "piece of cloth or the like," ultimately from L. pannus "piece of cloth." The sense of "a small group of people called on to discuss, judge, advice on a particular matter" is from 1570s.

Pošel, from poš, → pane, + -el, → -al.

Pangea
  پانزم، پانژه   
Pânzam, Pânžé

Fr.: Pangée   

Hypothetical super-continent that existed from about 300 to 200 million years ago. It has since broken up and the fragments have drifted to become the configuration of Earth's present-day continents.

From Gk. → pan- "all" + gaia, variant ge "earth, land, ground, soil."

Pânzam, from → pan- + zam, variants zamin, zami "earth, ground," from Mid.Pers. zamig "earth;" Av. zam- "the earth;" cf. Skt. ksam; Gk. khthôn, khamai "on the ground;" L. homo "earthly being" and humus "the earth" (as in homo sapiens or homicide, humble, humus, exhume); PIE root *dh(e)ghom "earth."
Pânžé, loan from Fr.

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