black dwarf


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black dwarf

See white dwarf.

black dwarf

[¦blak ′dwȯrf]
(astronomy)
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An American astronomer named Shiv Kumar first predicted these strange objects might exist in 1963, and he called them black dwarfs. That name didn't stick, and ten years later another astronomer suggested the name brown dwarfs.
Jones recalls how the episode was satirized in the pages of The Black Dwarf, a radical weekly in which the projectile was transformed into a treasonable potato and reported to be standing trial alongside seditious gingerbread men and insurrectionary Punch puppets.
When Ali and others launch a new radical newspaper, Black Dwarf, for example, they send Rowbotham around the country by train to distribute the publication to student activists, union members, and people involved in grassroots politics.
Here is her description of the way she left the editorial board of Black Dwarf, a radical socialist newspaper, in 1969:
Carrey plays endlessly good-natured cop Charlie, who even takes raising triplets by his estranged wife's black dwarf lover in his stride.
Back in the 60s Rowbotham's radical inclinations, which took on an increasingly anarchistic tinge as the decade progressed, found expression in work for the radical journal Black Dwarf for which, after encouragement from firebrand student radical Tariq Ali, she would contribute one of the first articles on women's liberation.
Rooted in the 60s DIY pop culture mentality from which it has arguably never escaped, Tony Elliott felt that other magazines of the time like Oz and Black Dwarf were too polemical and not interested in 'packaging actual information'.
The first novels to appear in their projected thirty-volume series are the two which make up the first series of Tales of My Landlord (The Black Dwarf and The Tale of Old Mortality, 1816) and Kenilworth (1821).
Wooler's trial for the publication of the Black Dwarf and Richard Carlile's trial for his republican activities including publication of Paine's works - that offer more similarities than Epstein is able to utilize effectively because he treats them in separate chapters with very different purposes.
Among his poems printed on posters are "I Shall Vote Labour" (1966), "Kiss Kiss" (1968), and "Black Dwarf" (1968).
If it were totally cold and didn't radiate in the visible region at all, it would be a black dwarf. Since it wasn't totally cold, it was called a brown dwarf.
Brown dwarfs are believed to give off infrared light in the range between that of a red dwarf (a very small star) and a black dwarf (the object left over after a star has died and its white dwarf has cooled).