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1. An offline device used to burst computer printouts.
2. An astrophysical object that emits a brief but intense burst of gamma or x-radiation.
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Noun1.burster - a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time; "this cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains"
explosive - a chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change (with the production of gas) on being heated or struck
shot - an explosive charge used in blasting
undercharge - an insufficient charge
rocket fuel, rocket propellant, rocket propellent - an explosive charge that propels a rocket
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An evident property of the matter in the whole universe is that bodies located at very large distances, for example quasars, galaxies, and the highest luminosity [gamma]-ray bursters, specify the non-rotating reference frame far from them.
Once the parameters of the bursters are known, these can be used to constrain the yet unknown behavior of matter in the core of neutron stars.
Walk had worked with Woodruff before and said that he was one of the best pipe bursters in the business.
We also shared a dish of sauteed spinach and Kenyan irio , a traditional mash of green peas , potatoes and sweetcorn and the first two courses were such belly bursters, we always knew dessert was a fridge too far.
Maybe the explanation for Anderson's optical transient lies with one of the most exotic classes of objects known to modern astrophysics: the Gamma Ray Bursters (GRBs).
Its range includes machines for core drilling, floor saws, floor grinding, table and wire saws, wall saw heads and corner chain saws, and bursters and crushers.
8 mm in width, and frontoclypeal egg bursters, but with neither temporal spines nor spiracles, will be first instars of either M.
Announcing the prize, the Foundation said that several questions raised by Rees in the course of his research into universal mysteries such as the big bang, black holes and gamma ray bursters are reshaping crucial philosophical and theological considerations that strike at the core of life, fostering the kind of spiritual progress that the Foundation seeks to reward.
Rees, Master of Trinity College, one of Cambridge University's top academic posts, and former president of the Royal Society, the highest leadership position within British science, has spent decades investigating the implications of the big bang, the nature of black holes, events during the so-called 'dark age' of the early universe, and the mysterious explosions from galaxy centres known as gamma ray bursters," the announcement states.
The same pattern is still at a formative stage in accounts of pulsars, quasars, black holes, x-ray bursters, global warming, stellar formation, planetary rings, and many more topics.
Frontoclypeus truncate posteriorly, with the egg bursters placed on posterolateral angles (Fig.