segunda-feira, 5 de abril de 2010

Humor de nerd

Acrônimos curiosos...
SMARTS: Small and Moderate Aperture Research Telescope System
FIRST: Faint Images of the Radio Sky at Twenty centimeters
DIRT: Dust InfraRed Toolbox
GEMS: Galaxy Evolution from Morphology and Spectral energy distributions
QUEST: QUasar Equatorial Survey Team
DEEP: Deep Extragalactic Evolutionary Probe
IDEAS: Initiative to Develop Education through Astronomy and Space science
ASPENS: Astrometric Search for Planets Encircling Nearby Stars
MOJAVE: Monitoring Of Jets in AGN with VLBA Experiments
SCUBA: Submillimeter Common User Bolometer Array
EPIC: European Photon Imaging Cameras
SAURON: Spectroscopic Areal Unit for Research on Optical Nebulae
KASCADE: KArlsruhe Shower Core and Array DEtector
LSD: Lenses Structure and Dynamics
WET: Whole Earth Telescope
ARCADE: Absolute Radiometer for Cosmic And Diffuse Emission
BEAST: Background Emission Anisotropy Scanning Telescope
GLIMPSE: Galactic Legacy Infrared Mid-Plane Survey Extraordinaire
CANGAROO: Collaboration of Australia and Nippon for a GAmma Ray Observatory in the Outback
EGRET: Energetic Gamma Ray Experiment Telescope
FLAMINGOS: FLoridA Multi-object Imaging Near-infrared Grism Observational Spectrometer
GNAT: Global Network of Astronomical Telescopes
OGLE: Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment
BASS: Broadband Array Spectrograph System
MACHO: MAssive Compact Halo Object
GLARE: Gemini Lyman-Alpha at Reionization Era
MUSYC: MUltiwavelength Survey by Yale and Chile
DESTINY: Dark Energy Space Telescope (hey, what about INY?)
WIRE: Wide-field InfraRed Explorer
FUSE: Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer
SINGS: SIRTF (now Spitzer) Infrared Nearby Galaxies Survey
COMPLETE: COordinated Molecular Probe Line Extinction Thermal Emission survey
SEGUE: Sloan Extension for Galactic Underpinnings and Evolution
MESSENGER: MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging mission

O Brasil não podia estar ausente!
MonRAt: Monitor de Radiação Atmosférica, um projeto de experimento brasileiro com a finalidade de detectar a radiação de fluorecência produzida na passagem de raios cósmicos de altas energias pela atmosfera (Thunder, thunder, thuder cats hooo!)