In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- I read up on interstellar objects and astrophysics and studied quasars, pulsars and supernovas, but my main focus was black holes.
- Black holes, the cosmic microwave background, pulsars, neutron stars, gravitational lenses, gravity waves - these are just a few of the phenomena that would make no sense without general relativity.
- These emanations come from rapidly spinning neutron stars called pulsars - rotating beacons that periodically send energy in the direction of the earth.
- The object is being stimulated by jets from a rapidly spinning (about thirty times a second) neutron star called a pulsar.
- The Universe has its own heavenly sounds, such as pulsars, planetary magnetospheres and solar winds.
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?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.