Share this entry

Share this page

gravitational lens

Saltos de línea: gravi|ta¦tion¦al lens

Definición de gravitational lens en inglés:

sustantivo

Astronomy
A region of space containing a massive object whose gravitational field distorts electromagnetic radiation passing through it in a similar way to a lens, sometimes producing a multiple image of a remote object.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • 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.
  • Way out in the corners of the galaxy, there are objects so massive that they curve light into gargantuan gravitational lenses, distorting and magnifying objects behind them.
  • The moving cosmic string would have acted as an additional gravitational lens, affecting both quasar images simultaneously.

Definición de gravitational lens en:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Los comentarios que no respeten nuestras Normas comunitarias podrían ser moderados o eliminados.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día apathetic
Pronunciación: apəˈθɛtɪk
adjective
showing or feeling no interest, enthusiasm, or concern