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bright

a thin flat paintbrush with a straight sharp edge used for highlighting in oil painting

Bright

John. 1811--89, British liberal statesman, economist, and advocate of free trade: with Richard Cobden he led the Anti-Corn-Law League (1838--46)

bright

[brīt]
(materials)
Referring to lubricating oils that are clear, or free from moisture.
(optics)
Attribute of an area that appears to emit a large amount of light.

bright

Descriptive of freshly cut lumber or veneer which is not discolored.
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In the same way that the Magellanic Clouds are close to the limiting surface brightness the eye can detect, there are galaxies with surface brightnesses so low that they cannot be easily detected with large telescopes.
What's more, because cluster galaxies have a fairly well specified range of intrinsic brightnesses, a cluster's apparent brightness range can crudely reveal its red-shift.
Sandel describes Herbert's more recent versions (shown on facing page) as "round pictures showing auroral brightnesses on the surface of a spherical planet." Because Herbert chose to approximately center the UV-bright areas -- representing the auroras -- in the middle of their hemispheres, and because auroras on the night- and daysides do not mirror each other, these two maps do not portray the skies over diametrically opposite sides of Uranus.

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