Fr.: pont d'Orion
Same as → Orion Arm.
Orion Bright Bar
mile-ye deraxšân-e Šekârgar, ~ ~ Orion
Fr.: barre brillante d'Orion
A prominent emission ridge in the → Orion Nebula located approximately 2' southeast of the → Trapezium cluster. Various observations have suggested that it is an escarpment in the main → ionization front of the Nebula seen almost edge-on. The Orion Bar is one of the nearest and best-studied → photodissociation regions.
Orion correlation theory
negare-ye hambâzâneš-e Oryon
Fr.: théorie de la corrélation d'Orion
A controversial proposition according to which a coincidence would exist between the mutual positions of the three stars of → Orion's Belt and those of the main Giza pyramids. More specifically, Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure would be the monumental representation of → Alnitak, → Alnilam, and → Mintaka, respectively.
Orion molecular cloud
abr-e molekuli-ye Šekârgar, ~ ~ Orion
Fr.: nuage moléculaire d'Orion
A giant cloud, or complex of clouds, of interstellar gas and dust associated with the Orion nebula (M42). It is about 1,500 light-years away and measures about 240 light-years across. Besides M42 and M43 it contains a number of famous objects, including Barnard's Loop, the Horsehead Nebula, and the reflection nebulae around M78. Within this cloud, stars have formed recently, and are still in the process of formation.
miq-e Šekârgar, ~ Orion
Fr.: Nébuleuse d'Orion
The best known ionized nebula and one of the nearest regions to the Sun in which stars are presently being formed. It is visible to the naked eye in the constellation → Orion south of Orion's Belt as a fuzzy patch. It lies about 1,500 light-years away and measures about 30 light-years across. The Orion Nebula is ionized and made visible by a small group of O and B type stars known as the Trapezium cluster. Other designations: M 42, NGC 1976. → Huygens Region ; → Orion Bright Bar.
Fr.: éperon d'Orion
Same as → Orion Arm.
kamarband-e Šekârgar, ~ Orion
Fr.: Ceinture d'Orion
Three prominent stars in the central regions of the constellation → Orion that align to form the "belt" of the mythological Hunter. They are → Alnitak, → Alnilam, and → Mintaka. The easternmost star Alnitak is separated from the middle one, Alnilam, by 1°.36, and the westernmost Mintaka has an angular distance of 1°.23 from Alnilam. Their distance is between 800 and 1,300 light-years from Earth. They probably formed inside the same molecular cloud less than 10 million years ago.
Fr.: bras Orion-Cygne
Same as → Orion Arm.
A meteor shower that appears to emanate from the constellation → Orion. It peaks between October 14 and 20 with about 20 meteors per hour.
1) A child who has lost both parents through death, or, less commonly, one parent.
M.E., from L.L. orphanus "destitute, without parents," from Gk. orphanos "bereaved;" akin to L. orbus "bereaved," Skt. arbhah "weak, child," Armenian orb "orphan," O.Irish orbe "heir," O.C.S. rabu "slave," Ger. Erbe, O.E. ierfa "heir," O.H.G. arabeit, Ger. Arbeit "work," O.E. earfoδ "hardship, suffering, trouble."
Yatim "fatherless," from Ar.
Fr.: proto-étoile orpheline
A → protostellar object which has been dynamically ejected from a newborn → multiple star system, either into a tenuously bound orbit or into an escape, thus depriving it from gaining much additional mass. Recent observations have shown that → Class I protostellar sources have a population of distant companions at separations ~ 1000 to 5000 → astronomical unit (AU)s. Moreover, the companion fraction diminishes as the sources evolve. According to N-body simulations of unstable → triple systems embedded in dense cloud cores, many companions are ejected into unbound orbits and quickly escape, but others are ejected with insufficient momentum to climb out of the potential well of the cloud core and associated binary. These loosely bound companions reach distances of many thousands of AU before falling back and eventually being ejected into escapes as the cloud cores gradually disappear (B. Reipurth et al. 2010, arXiv:1010.3307).
A mechanical device that illustrates the relative positions and motions of the planets and moons in the solar system in heliocentric model.
Named after Charles Boyle, 4th Earl of Orrery (1676-1731), for whom the device was first made.
Prefix denoting right, straight, correct.
Ortho-, from Gk. orthos "set upright, straight, true, correct, regular;" cf. L. arduus "high, steep," O.Ir. ard "high;" also cognate with Av. ərəduua-, as below; from PIE *eredh- "high."
Ardâ-, from Av. ərəduua- "upright, erect, risen;" cf. Skt. ūrdhvá- "upright, tending upward, high;" Gk. ortho, as above.
Fr.: eau ortho
The → water molecule in which the → nuclear spin of the constituent → hydrogen atoms are → parallel (→ orthohydrogen). In astrophysics the ratio between ortho- and → para-water is used to determine temperatures in → interstellar medium.
In elementary geometry, pertaining to or involving right angles or perpendiculars.
Ardâkonj, from ardâ-, → ortho-, + konj "angle, corner, confined place" (variants xong "corner, angle," Tabari kânj, Kurd. kunj, Hamadâni kom), maybe from the PIE base *g(e)neu-, as above, and related to Mod.Pers. zânu "knee" (Av. žnu-), Skt. kona- "angle, corner," Gk. gony, gonia, L. cuneus "a wedge," Albanian (Gheg dialect) kân "angle, corner," Albanian (Toks) kënd "angle, corner."
Fr.: fonctions orthogonales
A set of functions, any two of which, by analogy to orthogonal vectors, vanish if their product is summed by integration over a specified interval.
Fr.: droites orthogonales
Fr.: trajectoire orthogonale
Math.: An → isogonal trajectory where the family of curves are cut at right angles.
Fr.: vecteurs orthogonaux
Two non-zero vectors which are perpendicular, i.e. their → scalar product is zero.