In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- An astronomy satellite that studied black holes and distant galaxies was wiped out by the one star that it did not watch.
- I can only assume, based on our limited understanding of space and time, that the intense gravity of the black hole caused the spacecraft to be thrust back in time.
- The gravitational field of a black hole is so strong that the escape velocity needed is greater than the speed of light.
- Some of the invisible dark matter that is missing from the Universe may be massive dark bodies such as planets, black holes, asteroids or failed stars.
- This universe is very similar to our own, with thousands of stars and galaxies, black holes, comets and meteors each a part in the never-ending celestial dance.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
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