Fr.: impacteur de Chicxulub
An object having an estimated mass between 1.0 × 1015 and 4.6 × 1017 kg, which struck the Earth at the → Cretaceous-Tertiary event about 65 million years ago. It was probably an → asteroid 10 km in diameter with a velocity of roughly 20 km per sec at an angle of just under 60°. The collision created the → Chicxulub crater. The event was responsible for eliminating approximately 70 percent of all species of animals at or very close to the boundary between the Cretaceous and Paleogene periods.
circumgalactic medium (CGM)
Fr.: milieu circumgalactique
Fr.: facteur de grumelage
A number associated with an → element of a → determinant. If A is a square matrix [aij], the cofactor of the element aij is equal to (-1)i+j times the determinant of the matrix obtained by deleting the i-th row and j-th column of A.
Fr.: activité cométaire
The appearance of → gas and → dust features from the rocky-icy nucleus of a comet when approaching the Sun (→ cometary atmosphere, → cometary tail). The → sublimation of → water can explain cometary activity at distances from the Sun up to about 4 → astronomical units. At larger distances, the average temperature of the → comet nucleus' surface is less than 140 K, too low for efficient sublimation of water → ice. However, there are many examples of cometary activity at larger distances. This can probably be due to the sublimation of more → volatile → chemical species. Indeed, radio spectroscopic observations of comets at large distances have revealed an important → outgassing of → carbon monoxide (CO), which can sublimate at temperatures as low as 25 K.
Fr.: fraction d'entiers
1) hampak; 2) hampakidan, hampak kardan
Fr.: 1) compacte; 2) condenser, resserer
1) Closely and firmly joined or packed together;
Occupying little space compared with others of its type.
M.E., from L. compactus "concentrated," p.p. of compingere "to fasten together," from → com- "with, together" + pangere "to fix, fasten," cf. Gk. pegnunai "to fasten, coagulate;" PIE *pag-/*pak- "to fasten."
1) Hampak, from ham-, → com-, +
pak, from pakidé [Mo'in, Dehxodâ]
"thick, dense, compact," in Hamadâni pukida
"much, full, abundant," Kordi pêk "together, joint,"
pêk hatin "to be made up of," pêk hênan
"to collect, constitute," from PIE *pag-/*pak- as above?
compact binary star system
râžmân-e dorin-e hampak
Fr.: système binaire compact
A binary star system which is composed of a collapsed object
(→ degenerate dwarf, → neutron star,
or → black hole) in orbit with a low-mass (≤ 0.5 Msol)
secondary star, wherein the collapsed star → accretes
matter from its → companion.
These two objects form a binary system of overall dimensions
106 km with an orbital period of only hours or less.
→ X-ray binary.
compact central object (CCO)
barâxt-e hampak-e markazi
Fr.: objet compact central
An → X-ray source detected close to the center of young → supernova remnant (SNR)s that has no apparent emission in other wave-bands and no binary companions. Although these sources have been known and studied for several decades without much understanding of their nature, exciting results over the past few years have brought them into the forefront of → neutron star studies. They have soft, exclusively thermal spectra in the few hundred eV range and X-ray luminosities around 1033 - 1034 erg s-1. About ten CCOs are presently known, including the central sources of CasA, Puppis A and Kes 79 supernova remnants. Several, J1852+0040 in Kes79, J0822.0-4300 in Puppis A and 1E 1207.4-5209 in PKS 1209-51/52, have detected pulsations in the hundreds of milliseconds range. J1852+0040 has a detected → period derivative, indicating that it is spinning down like a → rotation-powered pulsar (RPP). The measured period and either measurements or constraints on period derivative indicate that these sources have very low → magnetic fields in the range 1010 - 1011 G assuming magnetic dipole braking. Since their SNRs are all young, ~ 103 - 104 yr, they were probably born with unusually low magnetic fields, which makes them "anti-magnetars" (A. K. Harding, 2013, Front. Phys. 8, 679 and references therein).
compact elliptical galaxy
kahkešân-e hampak-e beyzivâr
Fr.: galaxie elliptique compacte
A galaxy belonging to a comparatively rare class of galaxies possessing very small radii and high central → surface brightnesses. The prototype is the → Local Group → dwarf galaxy M32. At the low mass end of the → early-type galaxy population, the well-known → mass-size relation splits into diffuse and compact branches. The compact branch is composed of compact elliptical galaxies (cEs) and may even extend to the regime of → ultracompact dwarfs. Compact ellipticals have → effective radii (Re) generally less than 0.6 kpc, while their diffuse counterparts, the → dwarf elliptical galaxies (dEs) or → dwarf spheroidals (dSphs), have Re ~ 0.6-3 kpc at similar mass. One formation scenario for cEs proposes that they are low-mass classical → elliptical galaxies, in accordance with the fact that they follow the same trend on the fundamental plane as the giant ellipticals. This implies formation through hierarchical mergers, as in "normal" ellipticals. Most cEs are notably more → metal-rich than dEs and are outliers from the → mass-metallicity relation of massive early type galaxies and low-mass galaxies in the Local Group. An alternative formation scenario addresses the problem of high metallicity by proposing that cEs are the remnants of larger, more massive galaxies. In this scenario, their disks are stripped by strong tidal interactions (→ tidal stripping) with an even more massive host galaxy, leaving only the compact, metal-rich bulges (Du et al., 2018, arxiv/1811.06778 and references therein).
Fr.: galaxie compacte
A galaxy with no disk or nebulous background and a high surface brightness that appears only barely larger than a star-like point on a sky survey photograph.
compact H II region
nâhiye-ye H II-ye hampak
Fr.: région H II compacte
A Galactic H II region with an electron density ≥ 103 cm-3 and of a linear dimension ≤ 1 pc.
compact high-velocity clouds (CHVCs)
abrhâ-ye hampak-e tondrow
Fr.: nuages compacts à grande vitesse
A population of relatively small (typically < 2°) → high-velocity clouds, which are spatially and kinematically isolated from the gas distribution in their environment. They are thought to be located in the → intergalactic medium of the → Local Group.
compact massive galaxy (CMG)
kahkešân-e porjerm-e hampak
Fr.: galaxie massive compacte
A galaxy with a stellar mass of M ≥ 1011Msun and an → effective radius of Re ≤ 1.5 kpc. Many studies have shown that massive galaxies with low → star formation rates were remarkably compact at a → redshift of z≥ 2. At fixed stellar mass of Mstars ≅ 1011Msun, quiescent galaxies are a factor of ~ 4 smaller at z = 2 than at z = 0. As the stellar mass of the galaxies also evolves, the inferred size growth of individual galaxies is even larger. It is unlikely that all massive galaxies in the present-day Universe had a compact progenitor. However, the vast majority of CMGs that are observed at z = 2 ended up in the center of a much larger galaxy today. Their size growth after z = 2 is probably dominated by minor → mergers. Such mergers are expected because other mechanisms cannot easily produce the observed scaling between size growth and mass growth (P. G. van Dokkum1 et al., 2015, ApJ 813, 23).
Fr.: objet compact
compact planetary nebula B[e] star (cPNB[e])
setâre-ye B[e]-ye miq-e sayyâre-yi-ye hampak
Fr.: étoile de nébuleuse planétaire compacte
compact radio source
xan-e râdioyi-ye hampak
Fr.: source radio compacte
An object emitting intense energy in radio wavelength from a small, unresolved central region.
Fr.: espace compact
A topological space for which every collection of open sets that covers the space has a finite subset that also covers the space.
1) Math.: A process applied to topological spaces having
many dimensions to make them compact spaces.
Compactification, n. from → compactify.
Verbal form of → compactification.
Compactify, from → compact + -ify "cause to become," M.E. -fien, from O.Fr. -fier, from L. -ficare, root of facere "to make, do;" PIE base *dhe- "to put, to do" (cf. Skt. dadhati "puts, places;" Av. dadaiti "he puts," O.Pers. ada "he made," Gk. tithenai "to put, set, place."