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In physical cosmology, the age of the universe is the time elapsed since the Big Bang.
Aldebaran (α Tau, α Tauri, Alpha Tauri) is an orange giant star located about 65 light years away in the zodiac constellation of Taurus.
Algol (Beta Per, β Persei, β Per), known colloquially as the Demon Star, is a bright star in the constellation Perseus.
Alpha Centauri (α Cen), also known as Rigil Kent or Toliman, is the closest star system to the Solar System at.
Altair (α Aquilae, α Aql) is the brightest star in the constellation Aquila and the twelfth brightest star in the night sky.
The American Express Company, also known as Amex, is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in Manhattan's Three World Financial Center in New York City, United States.
Antares, also known by its Bayer designation Alpha Scorpii (abbreviated to α Scorpii or α Sco), is the fifteenth brightest star in the nighttime sky and the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius, and is often referred to as "the heart of the scorpion".
Archaeology or archeology, is the study of human activity in the past, primarily through the recovery and analysis of the material culture and environmental data that has been left behind by past human populations, which includes artifacts, architecture, biofacts (also known as eco-facts) and cultural landscapes (the archaeological record).
Arm wrestling involves two participants.
Arthur Philip Dent is a fictional character and the hapless protagonist of the comic science fiction series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.
In Norse religion, Asgard ("Enclosure of the Æsir") is one of the Nine Worlds and home to the Æsir tribe of gods.
In the sport of cricket, a bail is one of the two smaller sticks placed on top of the three stumps to form a wicket.
A bar (also known as a saloon or a tavern or sometimes a pub or club, referring to the actual establishment, as in pub bar or club bar etc.) is a retail business establishment that serves alcoholic beverages, such as beer, wine, liquor, cocktails, and other beverages like mineral water and soft drinks and often sell snack foods, like crisps or peanuts, for consumption on premises.
Barnard's Star is a very-low-mass red dwarf about six light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Ophiuchus.
The Baroque is often thought of as a period of artistic style that used exaggerated motion and clear, easily interpreted detail to produce drama, tension, exuberance, and grandeur in sculpture, painting, architecture, literature, dance, theater, and music.
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.
A bicycle, often called a bike or cycle, is a human-powered, pedal-driven, single-track vehicle, having two wheels attached to a frame, one behind the other.
The Big Bang theory is the prevailing cosmological model for the universe from the earliest known periods through its subsequent large-scale evolution.
In physical cosmology, the Big Crunch is one possible scenario for the ultimate fate of the universe, in which the metric expansion of space eventually reverses and the universe recollapses, ultimately ending as a black hole singularity or causing a reformation of the universe starting with another big bang.
A Bordeaux wine is any wine produced in the Bordeaux region of France, centred on the city of Bordeaux and covering the whole area of the Gironde department, with a total vineyard area of over 120,000 hectares, making it the largest wine growing area in France.
Boston (pronounced) is the capital and largest city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States.
BT Group plc, trading as BT, is a British multinational telecommunications services company with head offices in London, England, United Kingdom.
A bureaucracy is "a body of non-elective government officials" and/or "an administrative policy-making group".
A bypass is a road or highway that avoids or "bypasses" a built-up area, town, or village, to let through traffic flow without interference from local traffic, to reduce congestion in the built-up area, and to improve road safety.
A Cartesian coordinate system is a coordinate system that specifies each point uniquely in a plane by a pair of numerical coordinates, which are the signed distances from the point to two fixed perpendicular directed lines, measured in the same unit of length.
In biology, cloning is the process of producing similar populations of genetically identical individuals that occurs in nature when organisms such as bacteria, insects or plants reproduce asexually.
A Column or pillar in architecture and structural engineering is a structural element that transmits, through compression, the weight of the structure above to other structural elements below.
In medicine, coma (from the Greek κῶμα koma, meaning "deep sleep") is a state of unconsciousness in which a person: cannot be awakened; fails to respond normally to painful stimuli, light, or sound; lacks a normal wake-sleep cycle; and does not initiate voluntary actions.
Compound interest is interest added to the principal of a deposit or loan so that the added interest also earns interest from then on.
A computer is a general-purpose device that can be programmed to carry out a set of arithmetic or logical operations automatically.
Conspicuous consumption is the spending of money on and the acquiring of luxury goods and services to publicly display economic power—either the buyer's income or the buyer's accumulated wealth.
Cornwall (or; Kernow) is a ceremonial county and unitary authority area of England within the United Kingdom.
Crabs are decapod crustaceans of the infraorder Brachyura, which typically have a very short projecting "tail" (abdomen) (βραχύς / brachys.
Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of 11 players each on a field at the centre of which is a rectangular 22-yard-long pitch.
In physics, cryogenics is the study of the production and behaviour of materials at very low temperatures.
Democracy, or democratic government, is "a system of government in which all the people of a state or polity...
Dental hygienist holding a scaler A dental hygienist is a licensed dental professional who is registered with a dental association or regulatory body within their country of practice.
Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person's thoughts, behavior, feelings and sense of well-being.
A desert is a barren area of land where little precipitation occurs and consequently living conditions are hostile for plant and animal life.
Dessert is a course that concludes an evening meal.
In physics and mathematics, the dimension of a mathematical space (or object) is informally defined as the minimum number of coordinates needed to specify any point within it.
A disaster area is a region or a locale, heavily damaged by either natural, technological or social hazards.
Doctor Who is a British science-fiction television programme produced by the BBC from 1963 to the present day.
Dorset (or archaically, Dorsetshire), is a county in South West England on the English Channel coast.
Douglas Noel Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001) was an English writer, humorist, and dramatist.
Drinking games are games which involve the consumption of alcoholic beverages.
Duty-free shops (or stores) are retail outlets that are exempt from the payment of certain local or national taxes and duties, on the requirement that the goods sold will be sold to travelers who will take them out of the country.
The East River is a salt water tidal strait in New York City.
Easter Island (Rapa Nui, Isla de Pascua) is a Chilean island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, at the southeasternmost point of the Polynesian Triangle.
There is no precise definition of an economic collapse.
An emperor (through Old French empereor from imperator) is a (male) monarch, usually the sovereign ruler of an empire or another type of imperial realm.
An empire is defined as "an aggregate of nations or people ruled over by an emperor or other powerful sovereign or government, usually a territory of greater extent than a kingdom, as the former British Empire, French Empire, Russian Empire, Byzantine Empire or Roman Empire." An empire can be made solely of contiguous territories such as the Austro-Hungarian Empire, or of territories far remote from the homeland, such as a colonial empire.
Eris (minor-planet designation 136199 Eris) is the most-massive and second-largest dwarf planet known in the Solar System.
Etymology is the study of the history of words, their origins, and how their form and meaning have changed over time.
Faster-than-light (also superluminal or FTL) communication and travel refer to the propagation of information or matter faster than the speed of light.
Five-dimensional space refers to a hypothetical extra dimension beyond the usual three spatial dimensions and the fourth dimension of time in relativity physics.
Geologically, a fjord or fiord is a long, narrow inlet with steep sides or cliffs, created by glacial erosion.
The Ford Prefect is a line of British cars which was produced by Ford UK between 1938 and 1961 as a more upmarket version of the Ford Popular and Ford Anglia models.
Ford Prefect (also called Ix) is a fictional character in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by the British author Douglas Adams.
The Fourth Doctor is an incarnation of the Doctor, the protagonist of the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who.
Freethought (also formatted free thought) is a philosophical viewpoint which holds that positions regarding truth should be formed on the basis of logic, reason, and empiricism, rather than authority, tradition, or other dogmas.
Galactic empires are a common trope used in science fantasy and science fiction, particularly in space opera.
A galaxy is a gravitationally bound system of stars, stellar remnants, interstellar gas and dust, and dark matter.
A gazelle is any of many antelope species in the genus Gazella or formerly considered to belong to it.
A gemstone or gem (also called a fine gem, jewel, or a precious or semi-precious stone) is a piece of mineral crystal, which, in cut and polished form, is used to make jewelry or other adornments.
In psychology, genetic memory is a memory present at birth that exists in the absence of sensory experience, and is incorporated into the genome over long spans of time.
A gin and tonic is a highball cocktail made with gin and tonic water poured over ice.
Grand Hotel is the sixth studio album by Procol Harum.
Grilling is a form of cooking that involves dry heat applied to the surface of food, commonly from above or below (as in North America).
A hairdresser is a person whose occupation is to cut or style hair in order to change or maintain a person's image.
Heaven, the heavens or seven heavens, is a common religious, cosmological, or transcendent place where heavenly beings such as gods, angels, jinn, saints, or venerated ancestors are said to originate, be enthroned, or live.
In many mythological, folklore and religious traditions, hell is a place of torment and punishment in an afterlife.
Higher education, post-secondary education, tertiary education or third level education is an optional final stage of formal learning that occurs after secondary education.
Hitchhiking (also known as thumbing or hitching, autostop) is a means of transportation that is gained by asking people, usually strangers, for a ride in their automobile or other road vehicle.
The Horsehead Nebula (also known as Barnard 33) is a dark nebula in the constellation Orion.
Human resource management (HRM, or simply HR) is a function in organizations designed to maximize employee performance in service of an employer's strategic objectives.
A humanoid (from English human and -oid "resembling") is something that has an appearance resembling a human being.
"I Left My Heart in San Francisco" is a popular song, written in the fall of 1953 in Brooklyn, New York, by George Cory (1920-1978) and Douglass Cross (1920-1975) and best known as the signature song of Tony Bennett.
The definition of planet set in Prague in 2006 by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) states that, in the Solar System, a planet is a celestial body which.
Iceland is a Nordic island country between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean.
An infinite loop (also known as an endless loop or unproductive loop) is a sequence of instructions in a computer program which loops endlessly, either due to the loop having no terminating condition, having one that can never be met, or one that causes the loop to start over.
Insurance is the equitable transfer of the risk of a loss, from one entity to another in exchange for money.
Intelligence has been defined in many different ways such as in terms of one's capacity for logic, abstract thought, understanding, self-awareness, communication, learning, emotional knowledge, memory, planning, creativity and problem solving.
The International Astronomical Union (IAU; Union astronomique internationale, UAI) is a collection of professional astronomers, at the PhD level and beyond, active in professional research and education in astronomy.
Islington is a district in Greater London, England and part of the London Borough of Islington.
Letchworth, officially Letchworth Garden City, is a town in Hertfordshire, England, with a population of 33,600.
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898), better known by his pen name, Lewis Carroll, was an English writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon, and photographer.
A lichen is a composite organism that arises from algae or cyanobacteria (or both) living among filaments of a fungus in a symbiotic relationship.
Life, the Universe and Everything (1982, ISBN 0-345-39182-9) is the third book in the five-volume Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy science fiction trilogy by British writer Douglas Adams.
A light-year (abbreviation: ly), sometimes written light year, is a unit of length used informally to express astronomical distances.
A liqueur is an alcoholic beverage made from a distilled spirit that has been flavored with fruit, cream, herbs, spices, flowers or nuts and bottled with added sugar or other sweetener (such as high-fructose corn syrup).
Avian humanoids (people with the characteristics of birds) are a common motif in mythology, folklore, and popular fiction.
The following is an alphabetical list of the minor characters in the various versions of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams.
This is a list of races, fauna, and flora (as well as creatures without category) featured in various incarnations of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
During the long history of the British science fiction television programme Doctor Who, a number of stories were proposed but, for a variety of reasons, never fully produced.
Lloyd's of London, generally known simply as Lloyd's, is an insurance market located in London's primary financial district, the City of London.
Logic (from the λογική, logike) is the branch of philosophy concerned with the use and study of valid reasoning.
The long and short scales are two of several large-number naming systems for integer powers of ten, that use the same words with different meanings:;Long scale: Every new term greater than million is one million times larger than the previous term.
Management consulting is the practice of helping organizations to improve their performance, operating primarily through the analysis of existing organizational problems and the development of plans for improvement.
Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the second smallest planet in the Solar System, after Mercury.
A marsh is a wetland that is dominated by herbaceous rather than woody plant species.
Marvin, the Paranoid Android, is a fictional character in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams.
Mass production is the production of large amounts of standardized products, including and especially on assembly lines.
A mattress is a large pad for supporting the reclining body, used as or on a bed.
In terrestrial zoology, megafauna (Ancient Greek megas "large" + New Latin fauna "animal") are large or giant animals.
Methane is a chemical compound with the chemical formula (one atom of carbon and four atoms of hydrogen).
The Milky Way is the galaxy that contains our Solar System.
Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth from an orebody, lode, vein, seam, or reef, which forms the mineralized package of economic interest to the miner.
A missionary is a member of a religious group sent into an area to proselytize and/or perform ministries of service, such as education, literacy, social justice, health care and economic development.
A monarchy is a form of government in which sovereignty is actually or nominally embodied in one or several individual(s) reigning until death or abdication.
Morocco (المغرب; ⵍⵎⴰⵖⵔⵉⴱ or Muṛṛakuc, ⵎⵓⵔⴰⴽⵓⵛ; Maroc), officially the Kingdom of Morocco, is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa.
Mostly Harmless is a novel by Douglas Adams and the fifth book in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series.
In the UK motorway service areas, also known as 'service stations' or 'services', are places where drivers can leave a motorway to refuel/recharge, rest, eat & drink, shop or stay in an on-site overnight hotel (usually Travelodge UK or Days Inn).
The multiverse (or meta-universe) is the hypothetical set of infinite or finite possible universes (including the Universe we consistently experience) that together comprise everything that exists: the entirety of space, time, matter, and energy as well as the physical laws and constants that describe them.
This article lists and discusses the usage and derivation of names of large numbers, together with their possible extensions.
A nebula (Latin for "cloud"; pl. nebulae, nebulæ, or nebulas) is an interstellar cloud of dust, hydrogen, helium and other ionized gases.
Neo-Luddism or New Luddism is a philosophy opposing many forms of modern technology.
New Scientist is a UK-based weekly non-peer-reviewed English-language international science magazine, founded in 1956.
New York is a state in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.
The Orion Arm is a minor spiral arm of the Milky Way some across and approximately in length.
Oxford Street is a major road in the City of Westminster in the West End of London.
In geometry, parallel lines are lines in a plane which do not meet; that is, two lines in a plane that do not intersect or touch each other at any point are said to be parallel.
In biology/ecology, parasitism is a non-mutual symbiotic relationship between species, where one species, the parasite, benefits at the expense of the other, the host.
Parrots, also known as psittacines, are birds of the roughly 372 species in 86 genera that make up the order Psittaciformes, found in most tropical and subtropical regions.
In Greek mythology, Persephone (Περσεφόνη), also called Kore or Cora ("the maiden"), is the daughter of Zeus and the harvest goddess Demeter, and is the queen of the underworld.
Philip R. J. Pope is a British composer and actor.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a comic science fiction series created by Douglas Adams that has become popular among fans of the genre(s) and members of the scientific community.
This is a list of places featured in Douglas Adams's science fiction series, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
A planet is an astronomical object orbiting a star, brown dwarf, or stellar remnant that.
Plastic is a material consisting of any of a wide range of synthetic or semi-synthetic organics that are malleable and can be molded into solid objects of diverse shapes.
Playboy is an American men's lifestyle and entertainment magazine.
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.
Pollution is the introduction of contaminants into the natural environment that cause adverse change.
Poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA), also known as acrylic or acrylic glass as well as by the trade names Plexiglas, Acrylite, Lucite, and Perspex among several others (see below), is a transparent thermoplastic often used in sheet form as a lightweight or shatter-resistant alternative to glass.
Probability is the measure of the likeliness that an event will occur.
Procol Harum are an English rock band formed in 1967.
A red dwarf is a small and relatively cool star on the main sequence, either late K or M spectral type.
Red supergiants (RSGs) are supergiant stars (luminosity class I) of spectral type K or M. They are the largest stars in the universe in terms of volume, although they are not the most massive.
A restaurant is a business which prepares and serves food and drinks to customers in exchange for money, either paid before the meal, after the meal, or with an open account.
A rock concert is a musical performance in the style of any one of many genres inspired by "rock and roll" music.
A salad is a dish consisting of small pieces of food, which may be mixed with a sauce or salad dressing.
A sale is the exchange of a commodity for money or service in return for money or the action of selling something.
Sarah Jane Smith is a fictional character played by Elisabeth Sladen in the long-running BBC Television science fiction series Doctor Who and two of its spin-offs.
Science fiction is a genre of fiction dealing with imaginative content such as futuristic settings, futuristic science and technology, space travel, time travel, faster than light travel, parallel universes and extraterrestrial life.
Seawater, or salt water, is water from a sea or ocean.
A security officer (or security guard) is a person who is paid to protect property, assets, or people.
Sentience is the ability to feel, perceive, or experience subjectively.
A shoe is an item of footwear intended to protect and comfort the human foot while doing various activities.
A shovel is a tool for digging, lifting, and moving bulk materials, such as soil, coal, gravel, snow, sand, or ore.
Silk is a natural protein fiber, some forms of which can be woven into textiles.
Silver is a chemical element with symbol Ag (άργυρος árguros, argentum, both from the Indo-European root *h₂erǵ- for "grey" or "shining") and atomic number 47.
Sirius is the brightest star (in fact, a star system) in the Earth's night sky.
Slartibartfast is a character in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, a comedy/science fiction series created by Douglas Adams.
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish is the fourth book of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy trilogy written by Douglas Adams.
The Solar SystemCapitalization of the name varies.
Somebody else's problem (also known as someone else's problem or SEP) is a psychological effect where people choose to dissociate themselves from an issue that may be in critical need of recognition.
In physics, spacetime (also space–time, space time or space–time continuum) is any mathematical model that combines space and time into a single interwoven continuum.
A speaking clock or talking clock is a live or recorded human voice service, usually accessed by telephone, that gives the correct time.
A spiral galaxy is a certain kind of galaxy originally described by Edwin Hubble in his 1936 work The Realm of the Nebulae(pp. 124–151) and, as such, forms part of the Hubble sequence.
A square wheel is a wheel that, instead of being circular, has the shape of a square.
St Austell (S.) is a civil parish and major town in Cornwall, England, UK.
A star is a luminous sphere of plasma held together by its own gravity.
Starship Titanic is an adventure game designed by Douglas Adams and made by The Digital Village.
In science fiction, stasis or stasis field is a confined area of space where time has been stopped or the contents have been rendered motionless.
Steels are alloys of iron and other elements, primarily carbon, widely used in construction and other applications because of their high tensile strengths and low costs.
In geology and related fields, a stratum (plural: strata) is a layer of sedimentary rock or soil with internally consistent characteristics that distinguish it from other layers.
A supercomputer is a computer with a high-level computational capacity compared to a general-purpose computer.
A supernova is a stellar explosion that briefly outshines an entire galaxy, radiating as much energy as the Sun or any ordinary star is expected to emit over its entire life span, before fading from view over several weeks or months.
Surgery (from the χειρουργική cheirourgikē (composed of χείρ, "hand", and ἔργον, "work"), via chirurgiae, meaning "hand work") is an ancient medical specialty that uses operative manual and instrumental techniques on a patient to investigate and/or treat a pathological condition such as disease or injury, to help improve bodily function or appearance or to repair unwanted ruptured areas (for example, a perforated ear drum).
A swamp is a wetland that is forested.
A tax (from the Latin taxo; "rate") is a financial charge or other levy imposed upon a taxpayer (an individual or legal entity) by a state or the functional equivalent of a state to fund various public expenditures.
A taxicab, also known as a taxi or a cab, is a type of vehicle for hire with a driver, used by a single passenger or small group of passengers, often for a non-shared ride.
Tea is an aromatic beverage commonly prepared by pouring hot or boiling water over cured leaves of the Camellia sinensis, an evergreen shrub native to Asia.
The fictional universe of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams is a galaxy-spanning society of interacting extraterrestrial cultures.
Telepathy (from the Ancient Greek τῆλε, tele meaning "distant" and πάθος, pathos or -patheia meaning "feeling, perception, passion, affliction, experience") is the purported transmission of information from one person to another without using any of our known sensory channels or physical interaction.
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.
A television producer is a person who oversees all aspects of video production on a television program.
Terence Graham Parry "Terry" Jones (born 1 February 1942) is a British comedian, screenwriter, actor, film director, historian and author.
The Ashes is a Test cricket series played between England and Australia. The Ashes are regarded as being held by the team that most recently won the Test series. The term originated in a satirical obituary published in a British newspaper, The Sporting Times, immediately after Australia's 1882 victory at The Oval, their first Test win on English soil. The obituary stated that English cricket had died, and "the body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia". The mythical ashes immediately became associated with the 1882–83 series played in Australia, before which the English captain Ivo Bligh had vowed to "regain those ashes". The English media therefore dubbed the tour the quest to regain the Ashes. After England had won two of the three Tests on the tour, a small urn was presented to Bligh by a group of Melbourne women including Florence Morphy, whom Bligh married within a year. The Illustrated Australian News, 20 February 1884, (foot of column 2) at Trove The contents of the urn are reputed to be the ashes of a wooden bail, and were humorously described as "the ashes of Australian cricket". It is not clear whether that "tiny silver urn" is the same as the small terracotta urn given to the MCC by Bligh's widow after his death in 1927. The urn has never been the official trophy of the Ashes series, having been a personal gift to Bligh. However, replicas of the urn are often held aloft by victorious teams as a symbol of their victory in an Ashes series. Since the 1998–99 Ashes series, a Waterford Crystal representation of the Ashes urn (called the Ashes Trophy) has been presented to the winners of an Ashes series as the official trophy of that series. Whichever side holds the Ashes, the urn remains in the MCC Museum at Lord's; it has however been taken to Australia to be put on touring display on two occasions: as part of the Australian Bicentenary celebrations in 1988, and to accompany the Ashes series in 2006–07. An Ashes series is traditionally of five Tests, hosted in turn by England and Australia at least once every four years., England hold the ashes, having won three of the five Tests in the 2015 Ashes series. Overall, Australia has won 32 series, England 32 and five series have been drawn.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a comedy science fiction series created by Douglas Adams.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a fictional electronic guide book in the multimedia scifi/comedy series of the same name by Douglas Adams.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy was a BBC television adaptation of Douglas Adams's The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy broadcast in January and February 1981 on UK television station BBC Two.
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (1980, ISBN 0-345-39181-0) is the second book in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy comedy science fiction "trilogy" by Douglas Adams, and is a sequel.
The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time is a posthumous collection of previously published and unpublished material by Douglas Adams.
Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871) is a novel by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), the sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865).
Time travel is the concept of movement (often by a human) between different points in time in a manner analogous to moving between different points in space, typically using a hypothetical device known as a time machine.
Tredegar (pronounced) is a town situated on the Sirhowy River in the county borough of Blaenau Gwent, in southeast Wales.
Tricia Marie McMillan, also known as Trillian Astra, is a fictional character from Douglas Adams' series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
The ultimate fate of the universe is a topic in physical cosmology.
The Universe is all of time and space and its contents.
Ursa Minor (Latin: "Smaller She-Bear", contrasting with Ursa Major), also known as the Little Bear, is a constellation in the northern sky.
In everyday usage, a vegetable is any part of a plant that is consumed by humans as food as part of a savoury meal.
The Vogons are a fictional alien race from the planet Vogsphere in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy—initially a BBC Radio series by Douglas Adams—who are responsible for the destruction of the Earth, in order to facilitate an intergalactic highway construction project.
Wales (Cymru) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain, bordered by England to its east, the Irish Sea to its north and west, and the Bristol Channel to its south.
Wealth is the abundance of valuable resources or valuable material possessions.
A wheel is a circular component that is intended to rotate on an axle bearing.
"Where no man has gone before" is a phrase originally made popular through its use in the title sequence of most episodes of the original ''Star Trek'' science fiction television series.
The White Queen is a fictional character who appears in Lewis Carroll's fantasy novel Through the Looking-Glass.
Wildness, in its literal sense, is the quality of being wild or untamed.
Wood is a porous and fibrous structural tissue found in the stems and roots of trees and other woody plants.
A comprehensive world view or worldview is the fundamental cognitive orientation of an individual or society encompassing the entirety of the individual or society's knowledge and point of view.
A wormhole, or Einstein-Rosen Bridge, is a hypothetical topological feature that would fundamentally be a shortcut connecting two separate points in spacetime that could connect extremely far distances such as a billion light years or more, short distances, such as a few feet, different universes, and in theory, different points in time.
A year is the orbital period of the Earth moving in its orbit around the Sun.
Zaphod Beeblebrox is a fictional character in the various versions of the humorous science fiction story The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.
42 (forty-two) is the natural number that succeeds 41 and precedes 43.
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