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- adj. Of, pertaining to, containing or resembling a filament or filaments
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having the character of, or formed by, a filament.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the character of or formed by a filament.
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Maps of the distribution of calcium have never been made before, and they reveal that the Local Cavity contains numerous filamentary structures of partially ionized gas that appear to form in a honeycomb-like pattern of small interstellar cells.
What do these filamentary structures of dust represent?
It was subsequently realised that the magnetic field signature is not consistent with this simple picture, leading us to speculate that there exists a more filamentary Birkeland current system with the observed variability linked to the highly dynamic and variable nature of the Enceladus outgassing.
"The filamentary appearance of P/2010 A2 is different from anything seen in Hubble images of normal comets, consistent with the action of a different process," Jewitt said.
New Hubble images taken on Jan. 25 and 29 show a complex X-pattern of filamentary structures near the nucleus.
"The filamentary appearance of P/2010 A2 is different from anything seen in Hubble images of normal comets, consistent with the action of a different process," said David Jewitt, an astronomer at the University of California Los Angeles, in a press release.
They note that some of the aforementioned filaments and blobs near the quasar may be signs of filamentary accretion.
The filamentary features surrounding NGC 918 are well shown in this image.
Although massive filamentary structures have been often observed at relatively small distances from us, solid proof of their existence in the more distant Universe has been lacking until now.
Birkeland currents often show filamentary, or twisted "rope-like" magnetic structure, and they create the aurora Borealis and Australis when they reach the upper atmosphere.