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  • adj. Having an energy greater than that associated with a comparable entity generated by thermal excitation


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  • The figure illustrates a newly recognized phenomenon in the ACE SWEPAM suprathermal electron data – depletions of halo electrons centered on and roughly symmetric about 90° pitch angle PA relative to the heliospheric magnetic field.

    Up, Up and Away! Helium Balloon Telescope Explores the Sun | Universe Today

  • What had not yet been shown, nor apparently considered, was that heavy molecules could be accelerated to suprathermal translational energies by expansion of a light carrier gas such as hydrogen or helium in which those heavy molecules were present a low levels.

    John B. Fenn - Autobiography

  • "A suprathermal ion detector to measure the mass and energy of any gases on or near the lunar surface.



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