General:A small body of gas within a liquid; a thin film of
liquid inflated with air or gas.
Bubble, from M.E. bobel, perhaps from M.Du. bobbel.
Tangol "bubble," from Âštiyâni dialect, maybe
from tan "body" + gol "flower," literally
"that which has a delicate body (like a flower)." This etymology
is derived from the observation that in Pers. bubble is often likened
to a flower:
qonce-ye âb, kupale-ye âb, quze-ye âb
[Dehxodâ] "water blossom, water flower, water bud."
otâqak-e tangol, ~ hobâb
Fr.: chambre à bulles
A tank filled with a transparent liquid that is on the brink of boiling. When a charged particle passes through the liquid, the energy deposited initiates boiling along the path, leaving a trail of tiny bubbles. The bubble chamber is no longer in wide use for particle experiments.
miq-e tangol, ~ hobâb
Fr.: Nébuleuse bulle
tangol-e andaraxtari, hobâb-e ~
Fr.: bulle interstellaire
A huge structure of ionized gas blown into the interstellar medium by the winds of supernovae and massive stars. → Local Bubble.
tangol-e mahali, hobâb-e ~
Fr.: Bulle locale
A region of low density in the → interstellar medium surrounding the → Solar System. It extends at least 300 → light-years in most directions and encompasses the stars of the immediate → solar neighborhood. The Local Bubble contains a hot, million-degree ionized hydrogen gas that emits in → X-rays. → Neutral hydrogen has a density approximately one tenth of the average for the interstellar medium in the Milky Way. The bubble is thought to be a result of the → shock waves from → supernovae sweeping through the region within the past two to four million years.
A cavity hundreds of light-years across filled with a hot gas blown into the interstellar medium by multiple supernovae and stellar winds. Examples are the Local Bubble in the Orion Arm of the Milky Way and the N44 Superbubble in the Large Magellanic Cloud.