Atoms As Big As Mountains — Neutron Stars Explained

Important Vocabulary Words From The Video


When someone is catapulted, they are suddenly thrown into a new or different situation. This can be a happy or a sad situation, but it always comes as a surprise.

  • She was catapulted into the limelight when she was cast in the TV show.
  • He was catapulted into the world of politics when he was elected to office.

A centimeter is a unit of length that is equal to one hundredth of a meter. It's usually abbreviated with the abbreviation "cm."

  • The car is two meters long, so it's written 2 cm.
  • The car is one centimeter long, so it's written 1 cm.

A microsecond is a very small amount of time, usually measured in thousandths of a second. It's usually not big enough to notice, but it can make a big difference in the way that something works.

  • The microsecond delay was enough to cause the computer to crash.
  • The microsecond delay was enough to cause the computer to miss the signal.

When something is indistinguishable, it's impossible to tell which one is which. This can be a problem when you're trying to identify someone.

  • The clothes were indistinguishable and the police couldn't figure out who the thief was.
  • The muddy footprints were indistinguishable from the other footprints in the mud.

A gluon is a particle that is responsible for the strong force. The strong force is a force that is responsible for holding together atoms and molecules.

  • The strong force is made up of gluons.
  • The gluon is a very small particle, and it's difficult to see it.

A pulsar is a type of star that is very strange. It's called a pulsar because its star is always rotating, and the rotation is so fast that it creates pulses of light.

  • The pulsar is so strange that scientists still don't know how it works.

Spaceships are vehicles that are used to travel through space. They are usually made out of metal and plastic, and they are powered by engines.

  • The spaceship was destroyed by the enemy spaceship.
  • The spaceship is going to explore the far reaches of space.