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Adenoviruses (members of the family Adenoviridae) are medium-sized (90–100 nm), nonenveloped (without an outer lipid bilayer) viruses with an icosahedral nucleocapsid containing a double stranded DNA genome.
Biologically, an adult is a human being or other organism that has reached sexual maturity.
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In physical cosmology, the age of the universe is the time elapsed since the Big Bang.
Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) is a species of krill found in the Antarctic waters of the Southern Ocean.
The Antonov An-225 Mriya (Антонов Ан-225 Мрія (Dream), NATO reporting name: "Cossack") is a strategic airlift cargo aircraft that was designed by the Soviet Union's Antonov Design Bureau in the 1980s.
Argentinosaurus (meaning "Argentine lizard") is a genus of titanosaur sauropod dinosaur first discovered by Guillermo Heredia in Argentina.
The asteroid belt is the region of the Solar System located roughly between the orbits of the planets Mars and Jupiter.
The atmosphere of Earth is the layer of gases surrounding the planet Earth that is retained by Earth's gravity.
The unified atomic mass unit (symbol: u) or dalton (symbol: Da) is the standard unit that is used for indicating mass on an atomic or molecular scale (atomic mass).
The avoirdupois system (abbreviated avdp) is a system of weights (more properly, mass) based on a pound of 16 ounces.
Barnard's Star is a very-low-mass red dwarf about six light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Ophiuchus.
Base pairs (unit: bp), which form between specific nucleobases (also termed nitrogenous bases), are the building blocks of the DNA double helix and contribute to the folded structure of both DNA and RNA.
Betelgeuse, also known by its Bayer designation Alpha Orionis (shortened to α Orionis or α Ori), is the ninth-brightest star in the night sky and second-brightest in the constellation of Orion.
Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London, and often extended to refer to the clock and the clock tower.
The biosphere is the global sum of all ecosystems.
Birch is a thinleaved deciduous hardwood tree of the genus Betula, in the family Betulaceae, which also includes alders, hazels, and hornbeams, and is closely related to the beech/oak family, Fagaceae.
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The blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) is a marine mammal belonging to the baleen whales (Mysticeti).
Brome mosaic virus (BMV) is a small (28 nm, 86S), positive-stranded, icosahedral RNA plant virus belonging to the genus Bromovirus, family Bromoviridae, in the alphavirus-like superfamily.
Brown dwarfs are substellar objects not massive enough to sustain hydrogen-1 fusion reactions in their cores, unlike main-sequence stars.
Buckminsterfullerene (or bucky-ball) is a spherical fullerene molecule with the formula C60.
A bulldozer is a crawler (continuous tracked tractor) equipped with a substantial metal plate (known as a blade) used to push large quantities of soil, sand, rubble, or other such material during construction or conversion work and typically equipped at the rear with a claw-like device (known as a ripper) to loosen densely compacted materials.
Caffeine is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant of the methylxanthine class of psychoactive drugs.
A car is a wheeled, self-powered motor vehicle used for transportation.
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The carat (ct) is a unit of mass equal to 200 mg (0.2 g; 0.007055 oz) and is used for measuring gemstones and pearls.
The Carina Nebula (also known as the Great Nebula in Carina, the Eta Carinae Nebula, NGC 3372, as well as the Grand Nebula) is a large bright nebula that has within its boundaries several related open clusters of stars, all part of the large OB association Carina OB1.
The domestic cat (Felis catus or Felis silvestris catus) is a small, usually furry, domesticated, and carnivorous mammal.
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The cathode ray tube (CRT) is a vacuum tube containing one or more electron guns, and a phosphorescent screen used to view images.
The cell (from Latin cella, meaning "small room") is the basic structural, functional, and biological unit of all known living organisms.
Ceres (minor-planet designation: 1 Ceres) is the largest object in the asteroid belt, which lies between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.
The Chandrasekhar limit is the maximum mass of a stable white dwarf star.
Charon, also called (134340) Pluto I, is the largest of the five known moons of the dwarf planet Pluto.
The Chihuahua (chihuahueño) is the smallest breed of dog and is named for the state of Chihuahua in Mexico.
A clonal colony or genet is a group of genetically identical individuals, such as plants, fungi, or bacteria, that have grown in a given location, all originating vegetatively, not sexually, from a single ancestor.
Coal (from the Old English term col, which has meant "mineral of fossilized carbon" since the 13th century) is a combustible black or brownish-black sedimentary rock usually occurring in rock strata in layers or veins called coal beds or coal seams.
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Coffee is a brewed drink prepared from roasted coffee beans, which are the seeds of berries from the Coffea plant.
A monitor or a display is an electronic visual display for computers.
Concrete is a composite material composed of aggregate bonded together with a fluid cement which hardens over time.
Copper is a chemical element with symbol Cu (from cuprum) and atomic number 29.
The cosmic microwave background (CMB) is the thermal radiation left over from the time of recombination in Big Bang cosmology.
The cubic metre (in British English and international spelling as used by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures) or cubic meter (in American English) is the SI derived unit of volume.
Dairy cattle (also called dairy cows or milk cows) are cattle cows bred for the ability to produce large quantities of milk, from which dairy products are made.
Darjeeling tea is a tea from the Darjeeling district in West Bengal, India.
The Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) is a system of nutrition recommendations from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies (United States).
Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a molecule that carries most of the genetic instructions used in the development, functioning and reproduction of all known living organisms and many viruses.
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The domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris or Canis familiaris) is a domesticated canid which has been selectively bred for millennia for various behaviors, sensory capabilities, and physical attributes.
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Dollar coins have been minted in the United States in gold, silver, and base metal versions.
Drosophila melanogaster is a species of fly (the taxonomic order Diptera) in the family Drosophilidae.
Dunaliella salina is a type of halophile green micro-algae especially found in sea salt fields.
A dwarf planet is a planetary-mass object that is neither a planet nor a natural satellite.
Earth (also the world, in Greek: Gaia, or in Latin: Terra), is the third planet from the Sun, the densest planet in the Solar System, the largest of the Solar System's four terrestrial planets, and the only astronomical object known to accommodate life.
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The egg cell, or ovum, is the female reproductive cell (gamete) in oogamous organisms.
The electron is a subatomic particle, symbol or, with a negative elementary electric charge.
In physics, the electronvolt (symbol eV; also written electron volt) is a unit of energy equal to approximately 160 zeptojoules (symbol zJ) or joules (symbol J).
The elementary charge, usually denoted as or sometimes, is the electric charge carried by a single proton, or equivalently, the negation (opposite) of the electric charge carried by a single electron.
In particle physics, an elementary particle or fundamental particle is a particle whose substructure is unknown, thus it is unknown whether it is composed of other particles.
Elephants are large mammals of the family Elephantidae and the order Proboscidea.
ENIAC (or; Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer) was the first electronic general-purpose computer.
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Escherichia coli (also known as E. coli) is a Gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped bacterium of the genus Escherichia that is commonly found in the lower intestine of warm-blooded organisms (endotherms).
Ethanol, also commonly called ethyl alcohol, drinking alcohol, or simply alcohol is the principal type of alcohol found in alcoholic beverages, produced by the fermentation of sugars by yeasts.
There are eight euro coin denominations, ranging from one cent to two euros (the euro is divided into a hundred cents).
The European Union (EU) is a politico-economic union of EUnum member states that are located primarily in Europe.
A fish is any member of a paraphyletic group of organisms that consist of all gill-bearing aquatic craniate animals that lack limbs with digits.
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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO; French: Organisation des Nations unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture, Italian: Organizzazione delle Nazioni Unite per l'Alimentazione e l'Agricoltura) is an agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.
Ganymede, or as Γανυμήδης (Jupiter III) is the largest moon of Jupiter and in the Solar System, and the only moon known to have a magnetosphere.
General Sherman is a giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) tree located in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in Tulare County, in the U.S. state of California.
Giant Tortoise are characteristic reptiles that are found on two groups of tropical islands: the Aldabra Atoll in Seychelles and the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador.
A globular cluster is a spherical collection of stars that orbits a galactic core as a satellite.
The Gould Belt is a partial ring of stars in the Milky Way, about 3000 light years across, tilted toward the galactic plane by about 16 to 20 degrees.
A grain is a unit of measurement of mass equal to milligrams.
Particle size, also called grain size, refers to the diameter of individual grains of sediment, or the lithified particles in clastic rocks.
The gram (alternative British English spelling: gramme; SI unit symbol: g) (Greek/Latin root grámma) is a metric system unit of mass.
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The Great Pyramid of Giza (also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops) is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza Necropolis bordering what is now El Giza, Egypt.
The green algae (singular: green alga) are a large, informal grouping of algae consisting of the Chlorophyte and Charophyte algae, which are now placed in separate Divisions.
The heaviest trains in the world are freight trains hauling bulk commodities such as coal and iron ore.
A HeLa cell, also Hela or hela cell, is a cell type in an immortal cell line used in scientific research.
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Hemoglobin; also spelled haemoglobin and abbreviated Hb or Hgb, is the iron-containing oxygen-transport metalloprotein in the red blood cells of all vertebrates (with the exception of the fish family Channichthyidae) as well as the tissues of some invertebrates.
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a subgroup of retrovirus) that causes HIV infection and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
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The Hoba (pron. "HOE-bah") or Hoba West meteorite lies on the farm "Hoba West", not far from Grootfontein, in the Otjozondjupa Region of Namibia.
The house mouse (Mus musculus) is a small mammal of the order Rodentia, characteristically having a pointed snout, small rounded ears, and a long naked or almost hairless tail.
The housefly (also house fly, house-fly or common housefly), Musca domestica, is a fly of the suborder Cyclorrhapha.
The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is a space telescope that was launched into low Earth orbit in 1990, and remains in operation.
Modern humans (Homo sapiens, primarily ssp. Homo sapiens sapiens) are the only extant members of the hominin clade (or human clade), a branch of the great apes; they are characterized by erect posture and bipedal locomotion, manual dexterity and increased tool use, and a general trend toward larger, more complex brains and societies.
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The Hyades (Greek Ὑάδες, also known as Melotte 25 or Collinder 50) is the nearest open cluster to the Solar System and one of the best-studied of all star clusters.
Hydrogen is a chemical element with chemical symbol H and atomic number 1.
Hyperion (Greek: Ὑπερίων), also known as Saturn VII (7), is a moon of Saturn discovered by William Cranch Bond, George Phillips Bond and William Lassell in 1848.
An infant (from the Latin word infans, meaning "unable to speak" or "speechless") is the very young offspring of a human or animal.
The International Space Station (ISS) is a space station, or a habitable artificial satellite, in low Earth orbit.
The International System of Units (Système International d'Unités, SI) is the modern form of the metric system, and is the most widely used system of measurement.
The invariant mass, rest mass, - Lawrence S. Lerner - Science - 1997 intrinsic mass, proper mass, or in the case of bound systems simply mass, is a characteristic of the total energy and momentum of an object or a system of objects that is the same in all frames of reference related by Lorentz transformations.
Iodine is a chemical element with symbol I and atomic number 53.
In physics, the Jeans instability causes the collapse of interstellar gas clouds and subsequent star formation.
Jon Brower Minnoch (September 29, 1941 – September 10, 1983) was an American man who, at his peak weight, was the heaviest human being ever recorded, weighing approximately.
The joule, symbol J, is a derived unit of energy in the International System of Units.
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Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest planet in the Solar System.
The kilogram or kilogramme (SI unit symbol: kg), is the base unit of mass in the International System of Units (SI) (the Metric system) and is defined as being equal to the mass of the International Prototype of the Kilogram (IPK).
A laptop or a notebook is a portable:personal computer with a clamshell form factor, suitable for mobile use.
Lead is a chemical element in the carbon group with symbol Pb (from plumbum) and atomic number 82.
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The lion (Panthera leo) is one of the five big cats in the genus Panthera and a member of the family Felidae.
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This is a list of the most-massive stars so far discovered, in solar masses.
Lithium (from λίθος lithos, "stone") is a chemical element with symbol Li and atomic number 3.
The litre (International spelling) or liter (American spelling) (SI symbols L or l, commonly abbreviated as ltr) is an SI accepted metric system unit of volume equal to 1 cubic decimetre (dm3), 1,000 cubic centimetres (cm3) or 1/1,000 cubic metre.
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The Local Group is the galaxy group that includes the Milky Way.
Long ton, also known as the imperial ton or weight ton, is the name for the unit called the "ton" in the avoirdupois or Imperial system of measurements standardised in the thirteenth century that is used in the United Kingdom and several other Commonwealth countries alongside the French metrication invented in 1799.
The Canadian one dollar coin, commonly called the loonie, is a gold-coloured one-dollar coin introduced in 1987.
Maize (Zea mays subsp. mays, from maíz after Taíno mahiz), known in some English-speaking countries as corn, is a large grain plant domesticated by indigenous peoples in Mesoamerica in prehistoric times.
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Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the second smallest planet in the Solar System, after Mercury.
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In physics, mass is a property of a physical body which determines the strength of its mutual gravitational attraction to other bodies, its resistance to being accelerated by a force, and in the theory of relativity gives the mass–energy content of a system.
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In physics, mass–energy equivalence is the concept that the mass of an object or system is a measure of its energy content.
Mercury is the smallest and closest to the Sun of the eight planets in the Solar System, with an orbital period of about 88 Earth days.
A meteorite is a solid piece of debris from a source such as an asteroid or a comet, which originates in outer space and survives its impact with the Earth's surface.
A metric prefix is a unit prefix that precedes a basic unit of measure to indicate a multiple or fraction of the unit.
The Milky Way is the galaxy that contains our Solar System.
A molecular cloud, sometimes called a stellar nursery (if star formation is occurring within), is a type of interstellar cloud, the density and size of which permit the formation of molecules, most commonly molecular hydrogen (H2).
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal covering research in astronomy and astrophysics.
The Moon (in Greek: Selene, in Latin: Luna) is Earth's only natural satellite.
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Mosquitoes are small, midge-like flies which compose the family Culicidae.
The muon (from the Greek letter mu (μ) used to represent it) is an elementary particle similar to the electron, with electric charge of −1 e and a 2, but with a much greater mass.
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Neptune is the eighth and farthest planet from the Sun in the Solar System.
A neutrino (or, in Italian) is an electrically neutral elementary particle with half-integer spin.
The neutron is a subatomic particle, symbol or, with no net electric charge and a mass slightly larger than that of a proton.
A neutron star is a type of compact star that can result from the gravitational collapse of a massive star after a supernova.
NGC 4889 (also known as Caldwell 35, Coma B) is a class-4 supergiant elliptical galaxy.
Nuclear pores are large protein complexes that cross the nuclear envelope, which is the double membrane surrounding the eukaryotic cell nucleus.
The observable universe consists of the galaxies and other matter that can, in principle, be observed from Earth at the present time because light and other signals from these objects has had time to reach the Earth since the beginning of the cosmological expansion.
The Oort cloud or Öpik–Oort cloud, named after Dutch astronomer Jan Oort and Estonian astronomer Ernst Öpik, is a theoretical spherical cloud of predominantly icy planetesimals believed to surround the Sun at a distance of up to around.
The orange (specifically, the sweet orange) is the fruit of the citrus species ''Citrus'' × ''sinensis'' in the family Rutaceae.
Orders of magnitude are written in powers of 10.
To help compare different orders of magnitude, the following lists describe various mass levels between 10−40 kg and 1052 kg.
The Orion Molecular Cloud Complex (or, simply, the Orion Complex) is a large group of bright nebulae, dark clouds, and young stars in the Orion constellation.
An ounce (abbreviated oz; apothecary symbol: ℥) is a unit of mass used in some systems of measurement.
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The Palace of the Parliament (Palatul Parlamentului) is the seat of the Parliament of Romania.
Pando (Latin for "I spread"), also known as The Trembling Giant, is a clonal colony of a single male quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) determined to be a single living organism by identical genetic markers and assumed to have one massive underground root system.
The Particle Data Group (or PDG) is an international collaboration of particle physicists that compiles and reanalyzes published results related to the properties of particles and fundamental interactions.
Petroleum (L. petroleum, from early 15c. "petroleum, rock oil" (mid-14c. in Anglo-French), from Medieval Latin petroleum, from petra: "rock" + ''oleum'': "oil".) is a naturally occurring, yellow-to-black liquid found in geological formations beneath the Earth's surface, which is commonly refined into various types of fuels.
The piano (an abbreviation of pianoforte) is a musical instrument played using a keyboard.
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In physics, the Planck length, denoted, is a unit of length, equal to metres.
In physics, the Planck mass, denoted by mP, is the unit of mass in the system of natural units known as Planck units.
In physics, the Planck time is the unit of time in the system of natural units known as Planck units.
Planck's law describes the electromagnetic radiation emitted by a black body in thermal equilibrium at a definite temperature.
In astronomy, the Pleiades, or Seven Sisters (Messier 45 or M45), is an open star cluster containing middle-aged hot B-type stars located in the constellation of Taurus.
Ploidy is the number of sets of chromosomes in a cell.
Pluto (minor-planet designation: 134340 Pluto) is a dwarf planet in the Kuiper belt, a ring of bodies beyond Neptune.
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Pollen is a fine to coarse powder containing the microgametophytes of seed plants, which produce the male gametes (sperm cells).
Populus tremuloides is a deciduous tree native to cooler areas of North America, one of several species referred to by the common name Aspen.
The pound or pound-mass (abbreviations: lb, lbm, lbm, ℔) is a unit of mass used in the imperial, United States customary and other systems of measurement.
Global oceanic and terrestrial photoautotroph abundance, from September 1997 to August 2000. As an estimate of autotroph biomass, it is only a rough indicator of primary production potential, and not an actual estimate of it. Provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center and ORBIMAGE. Primary production is the synthesis of organic compounds from atmospheric or aqueous carbon dioxide.
A primordial black hole is a hypothetical type of black hole that is formed not by the gravitational collapse of a large star but by the extreme density of matter present during the universe's early expansion.
Prochlorococcus is a genus of very small (0.6 µm) marine cyanobacteria with an unusual pigmentation (chlorophyll ''b'').
Prometheus is an inner satellite of Saturn.
Water is the most abundant compound on Earth's surface, covering 70 percent of the planet. In nature, water exists in liquid, solid, and gaseous states. It is in dynamic equilibrium between the liquid and gas states at standard temperature and pressure. At room temperature, it is a tasteless and odorless liquid, nearly colorless with a hint of blue. Many substances dissolve in water and it is commonly referred to as the universal solvent. Because of this, water in nature and in use is rarely pure and some properties may vary from those of the pure substance. However, there are also many compounds that are essentially, if not completely, insoluble in water. Water is the only common substance found naturally in all three common states of matter and it is essential for all life on Earth. Water makes up 55% to 78% of the human body.
Proteins are large biomolecules, or macromolecules, consisting of one or more long chains of amino acid residues.
RMC 136a1 (usually abbreviated to R136a1) is a Wolf-Rayet star located at the center of R136, the central condensation of stars of the large NGC 2070 open cluster in the Tarantula Nebula.
A raisin is a dried grape.
A red dwarf is a small and relatively cool star on the main sequence, either late K or M spectral type.
The ribosome is a large and complex molecular machine, found within all living cells, that serves as the site of biological protein synthesis (translation).
The rings of Saturn are the most extensive planetary ring system of any planet in the Solar System.
RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early morning of 15 April 1912 after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton, UK, to New York City, US.
Sagittarius A* (pronounced "Sagittarius A-star", standard abbreviation Sgr A*) is a bright and very compact astronomical radio source at the center of the Milky Way, near the border of the constellations Sagittarius and Scorpius.
Sand is a naturally occurring granular material composed of finely divided rock and mineral particles.
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Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and the second-largest in the Solar System, after Jupiter.
Science, also widely referred to as Science Magazine, is the academic journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and is one of the world's top scientific journals.
Seawise Giant, later Happy Giant, Jahre Viking, Knock Nevis, Oppama, and finally Mont, was a ULCC supertanker and the longest ship ever built.
A semi-trailer truck is the combination of a tractor unit and one or more semi-trailers to carry freight.
Sequoiadendron giganteum (giant sequoia, giant redwood, Sierra redwood, Sierran redwood, or Wellingtonia) is the sole living species in the genus Sequoiadendron, and one of three species of coniferous trees known as redwoods, classified in the family Cupressaceae in the subfamily Sequoioideae, together with Sequoia sempervirens (coast redwood) and Metasequoia glyptostroboides (dawn redwood).
The short ton is a unit of weight equal to, that is most commonly used in the United States where it is known simply as the ton.
The shot put (pronounced) is a track and field event involving "throwing"/"putting" (throwing in a pushing motion) a heavy spherical object —the shot—as far as possible.
The solar mass is a standard unit of mass in astronomy that is used to indicate the masses of other stars, as well as clusters, nebulae and galaxies.
The Space Shuttle was a partially reusable low Earth orbital spacecraft system operated by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Sperm is the male reproductive cell and is derived from the Greek word (σπέρμα) sperma (meaning "seed").
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A standard drink is a notional drink that contains a specified amount of pure alcohol (ethanol).
The stone or stone weight (abbreviation: st.) is an English and imperial unit of weight or mass now equal to 14 avoirdupois pounds (6.35029318 kg).
The Sun (in Greek: Helios, in Latin: Sol) is the star at the center of the Solar System and is by far the most important source of energy for life on Earth.
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Supergiants are among the most massive and most luminous stars.
A supermassive black hole (SMBH) is the largest type of black hole, on the order of hundreds of thousands to billions of solar masses, and is found in the center of almost all massive galaxies.
In a neuron, synaptic vesicles (or neurotransmitter vesicles) store various neurotransmitters that are released at the synapse.
A tank is a large type of armoured fighting vehicle with tracks, designed for front-line combat.
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A television, commonly referred to as TV, telly or the tube, is a telecommunication medium used for transmitting sound with moving images in monochrome (black-and-white), colour, or in three dimensions.
The Three Gorges Dam is a hydroelectric dam that spans the Yangtze River by the town of Sandouping, located in Yiling District, Yichang, Hubei province, China.
Titan (or Saturn VI) is the largest moon of Saturn.
Titanium is a chemical element with symbol Ti and atomic number 22.
TNT equivalent is a method of quantifying the energy released in explosions.
Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) is a positive-sense single stranded RNA virus that infects a wide range of plants, especially tobacco and other members of the family Solanaceae.
The ton is a unit of measure.
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The tonne (British and SI; or metric ton (in the United States) is a non-SI metric unit of mass equal to.
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The top quark, also known as the t quark (symbol: t) or truth quark, is an elementary particle and a fundamental constituent of matter.
Tortoises are a family, Testudinidae, of land-dwelling vertebrates in the order Testudines.
Triton is the largest natural satellite of the planet Neptune.
Ubiquitin is a small (8.5 kDa) regulatory protein that has been found in almost all tissues (''ubiquitously'') of eukaryotic organisms.
Ununoctium is the temporary IUPAC name for the transactinide element with the atomic number 118 and temporary element symbol Uuo.
The up quark or u quark (symbol: u) is the lightest of all quarks, a type of elementary particle, and a major constituent of matter.
Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun.
Vaccinia virus (VACV or VV) is a large, complex, enveloped virus belonging to the poxvirus family.
Venus is the second planet from the Sun, orbiting it every 224.7 Earth days.
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The Virginia class, also known as the SSN-774 class, is a class of nuclear-powered fast attack submarines (hull classification symbol SSN) in service with the United States Navy.
The Virgo Supercluster (Virgo SC) or the Local Supercluster (LSC or LS) is a mass concentration of galaxies that contains the Virgo Cluster in addition to the Local Group, which in turn contains the Milky Way and Andromeda Galaxies.
Vitamin B12, vitamin B12 or vitamin B-12, also called cobalamin, is a water-soluble vitamin with a key role in the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system, and for the formation of blood.
Vitamin D refers to a group of fat-soluble secosteroids responsible for enhancing intestinal absorption of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphate and zinc.
The W and Z bosons (together known as the weak bosons or, less specifically, the intermediate vector bosons) are the elementary particles that mediate the weak interaction; their symbols are,, and.
A white dwarf, also called a degenerate dwarf, is a stellar remnant composed mostly of electron-degenerate matter.
The World Ocean, world ocean, or global ocean, is the interconnected system of Earth's oceanic (or marine) waters, and comprises the bulk of the hydrosphere, covering almost 70% of Earth's surface, with a total volume of 1.332 billion cubic kilometers.
Yeasts are eukaryotic microorganisms classified as members of the fungus kingdom with 1,500 species currently identified and are estimated to constitute 1% of all described fungal species.
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Juno, minor-planet designation 3 Juno in the Minor Planet Center catalogue system, was the third asteroid to be discovered and is the 11th-largest asteroid in the asteroid belt, and one of the two largest stony (S-type) asteroids, along with 15 Eunomia.
951 Gaspra is an S-type asteroid that orbits very close to the inner edge of the asteroid belt.
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