jetlike

jetlike

(ˈdʒɛtˌlaɪk)
n
resembling a jet in form or function
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Then it gathers itself together into a vertical, jetlike structure, like a cat preparing to spring.
This last group is then placed in global perspective, where it is seen "creep[ing] at horse and buggy pace toward gaining a cup of coffee at a lunch counter" while "The nations of Asia and Africa are moving with jetlike speed toward gaining political independence" (292).
The nations of Asia and Africa are moving with jetlike speed toward gaining political independence, but we still creep at horse-and-buggy pace toward gaining a cup of coffee at a lunch counter.
We have seen evidence for jetlike outflows in the Cassiopeia A remnant before, but these are much clearer and the compositional information will aid in diagnosing what happened," he adds.
McFadden's close control and jetlike pace may be too much for a Lithuanian side which, although well-drilled and always willing, is limited in the extreme.
Over millions of years, the Egg Nebula's central star has expelled carbon and nitrogen gases into space, some in the form of jetlike outflows.
And surprisingly, the clumps don't align with a jetlike feature seen in previous optical and X-ray observations.
New observations suggest that the jetlike release of carbon monoxide, which sublimes at temperatures much lower than water, provides the oomph.
Even now, simulations show jetlike structures emerging naturally from the regions near accreting black holes.
Hubble's wide-field and planetary camera shows that what researchers had interpreted as a jetlike blob of dust is actually a network of bubbles, arches, and filaments, report Antonella Nota and her colleagues at the Space Telescope Science institute in Baltimore.
Stellar-evolution models and hydrodynamic calculations indicate that you may need a companion star, not a planet, to spin up an old, bloated giant enough for it to produce either a strong magnetic field or jetlike outflows that would create a bipolar nebula--or even a visible planetary at all.
Photo: Five jetlike bursts from the nucleus, and a possible region of lesser activity, observed in the photo's outer portion (not shown).