American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various massive dark objects, such as a brown dwarf star or large planet, in the outermost regions of a galaxy, that may explain the observed anomalous rotation of most galaxies.
- m(assive) a(strophysical) c(ompact) h(alo) o(bject). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Both Willis and Russell are currently filming and the term MACHO makes me think dude has played in an/as action movie/action hero.”
“And just like the name MACHO, the name WIMP is a prime example of the all-too-common physicist's habit of using incredibly childish language to describe their ideas.”
“They get amateurs involved as well, and some of the gravitational lensing teams, such as MACHO are looking for amateurs to also work with them.”
“How anyone could vote for robers, alito, scalia and thomas and then against a woman will more experience and knowledge than all four put together shows what a bunch of little boys trying to show their MACHO .... guess they won't need that little blue pill tonight ...”
“And you see yourself as TOO MACHO, too hetero — to be with aman.”
“And you see yourself as TOO MACHO, too hetero — to be with a man.”
“You're the one who un-banned himself in order to play dumb MACHO (pun intended) games with us peon IDiots.”
“I can't imagine _anything_ more heartrendingly romantic that the Standard Model Lagrangian - however, it still lacks MACHO and WIMP as cake toppers.”
“A quote from Dark Cosmos, by Dan Hooper, mentioned in a previous post in case you don't remember: MACHO stands for massive compact halo object:”
“Over two years, seven stars became brighter; the reason, according to the theory floated by Bohdan Paczynski of Princeton University 10 years ago, is that a MACHO in the Milky Way's halo acted like a lens, splitting the starlight in two so that when it recombined it appeared brighter than usual.”
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