In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Vastly outshone by their brighter stellar brethren, these not-quite-stars are extremely difficult to detect.
- Already it is impossible to miss the planet, a yellow-orange disc in the south-eastern sky far outshining the brightest star, Sirius.
- From some angles, a supernova may outshine a galaxy.
- No one had failed to see the awe-inspiring sight: it was so bright that it outshone the sun and turned the night into a veritable midnight afternoon.
- They are more than a billion times brighter than the Sun and can outshine an entire galaxy for several weeks.
- For half a minute, the burst outshone the gamma rays from all the rest of the universe.
- A supernova is an explosion of a massive star - the explosion is so bright that it briefly outshines the rest of the galaxy.
- Supernovae can outshine an entire galaxy and are often easily seen in neighbouring galaxies with simple amateur telescopes.
- The stars shined as brightly as they could, as if trying to outshine the other lights that hung in the night sky.
- The optical afterglow of this burst is still so bright that it outshines the entire galaxy in which it is located, making it too bright to obtain information about its host galaxy for now.
- Venus is unmistakably bright, outshining all other stars and planets right now.
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