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standard candle

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A candela.

standard candle

n
(Units) a unit of luminous intensity; the candela: not in scientific usage because of possible confusion with a former unit (international candle). See also candela, international candle
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Noun1.standard candle - the basic unit of luminous intensity adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; equal to 1/60 of the luminous intensity per square centimeter of a black body radiating at the temperature of 2,046 degrees Kelvin
candlepower unit, luminous intensity unit - a measure of luminous intensity
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Until very recently, the leading model for standard candle supernovae was thought to include a companion star from which material was stripped by the white dwarf until the accumulated mass could no longer be sustained by the outwards pressure, leading to a runaway thermonuclear explosion.
Continue dipping and straightening the candles until they are close to your desired thickness (the standard candle holder seems to be slightly smaller than 3/4").
This lead to the conclusion that the standard candle distance is correct but that there is an apparent acceleration in the expansion of the universe occurring in the range where the Type la supernovas were measured.
Available at Selfridges and various boutiques across the Midlands, a standard candle costs pounds 35.
09 THE White Company's Flowers standard candle combines jasmine, rose, neroli, lavender and geranium.
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As well as the double glazing on his house in Brompton Road, he introduced the concept of a standard candle, the international unit for measuring illumination until this century.
Candlepower is the luminous intensity of lamp or luminaire expressed in candles - a standard candle being the unit of luminous intensity.
All Natural Waxes are easier to work with than traditional paraffin slabs, and are compatible with standard candle making equipment that is used in the market today.
These objects may become cosmology~s new standard candle, visible far beyond the reach of type Ia supernovae.
Traditionally, astronomers have exploited the standard candle potential of a particular class of stars known as Cepheid variables.

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