Having a relatively low temperature.
M.E., from O.E. cald, ceald "cold, cool" (cf. O.Fr. and O.Sax. kald, O.H.G. and Ger. kalt, Goth. kalds "cold"), from PIE root *gel-/*gol- "cold;" cf. L. gelare "to freeze," gelu "frost," glacies "ice;" Kurd. girsân, girsiân "to coagulate" (Cheung 2007).
Sard "cold, cool," afsordan, afsârdan "to congeal;" Mid.Pers. sard/sart "cold;" Av. sarəta- "cold;" cf. Skt. śiśira- "cold;" L. calidus "warm;" Lith. šaltas "cold;" Welsh clyd "warm;" PIE *keltos- "cool."
Fr.: absorbeur froid
A broad → absorption feature observed in → X-ray spectra of → active galactic nuclei (AGN). It is caused by material associated with the → interstellar medium in our → Galaxy and/or the host galaxy of the AGN or cold material near the AGN. → Quasars commonly have their X-ray spectrum absorbed by cold gas between us and the quasar X-ray source (along our → line of sight). This is particularly common in less luminous quasars. See also → warm absorber.
cold accretion flow
tacân-e farbâl-e sard
Fr.: écoulement d'accrétion froid
1) A type of → accretion flow by a
→ compact object
such as a → black hole
that consists of cool → optically thick
gas and has a relatively high mass → accretion rate,
in contrast to → hot accretion flows.
cold dark matter (CDM)
mâdde-ye sard-e târik (#)
Fr.: matière noire froide
Any → hypothetical → non-baryonic → dark matter that is → non-relativistic at the point of → decoupling in the → early Universe. CDM plays a key role in → cosmic structure formation. See also → CDM model, → lambda cold dark matter, → Meszaros effect, → missing satellites problem.
cold disk accretion
gerde-ye farbâl-e sard
Fr.: disque d'accrétion froid
An accretion process whereby material coming from an → accretion disk settles onto the → protostellar surface through a geometrically thin layer or thin accretion columns. Heat brought into the protostar in the accretion flow radiates freely into space until the temperature attains the photospheric value. Most of the stellar surface is unaffected by the accretion flow (see, e.g., Hosokawa et al. 2010, ApJ 721, 478).
lambda cold dark matter model
Fr.: modèle ΛCDM
The → standard model of → Big Bang that incorporates both → dark matter and → dark energy. See also → cold dark matter (CDM).
→ lambda, → cosmological constant; → cold; → dark; → matter; → model.