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What are the longest/hardest space words you can think of?

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Backstory, i need to fingerspell words for my sign language class. Since i dislike everyone in that class i figured i would just make it as difficult as possible.

What can you guys think of? I currently have 'kugelblitz' and 'extraterrestrial'.

Also thinking about adding magnetar

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Laniakea Supercluster

Solar irradiance

Atmosphere

International Space Station

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Syzygy

I can't even say it in vocal English.  Good luck to you!

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You're evil.

 

I like you.

 

Interstellar

Enceladus.

Globular

But if you reeeeeeealy want to have fun..

Spoiler

Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia The fear of long words.

 

Only do this one if your class can all speak, this is only funny to a point :)

 

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Bremsstrahlung. (thinking H II regions)

 

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OH! And tell us how it goes.

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Perihelion

Parallax

Photovoltaic (not space, strictly, but applicable to space tech)

Praxidike (no, really. It's a moon of Jupiter)

Psamathe (moon of Neptune)

 

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"Bureaucracy".

 

Edit:
"Going anywhere".

(Well, you said you wanted hard ones, and that seems pretty hard for the agency...)

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14 minutes ago, razark said:

"Bureaucracy".

 

Edit:
"Going anywhere".

(Well, you said you wanted hard ones, and that seems pretty hard for the agency...)

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16-letter asteroids

Spoiler
Wilson-Harrington
Bec-Borsenberger
Bertilpettersson
Brittanyanderson
Ceskafilharmonie
Hammer-Purgstall
Hartbeespoortdam
Hermanngrassmann
Jindrichuvhradec
Kosmodemyanskaya
Kunitomoikkansai
Lavilledemirmont
Marschwarzschild
Marthanalexander
Nusslein-Volhard
Pavelaleksandrov
Payne-Gaposchkin
Radiocommunicata
Rimskij-Korsakov
Sanpoloamosciano
Stefanovalentini
Takatsuguyoshida
Tipografiyanauka
Toulouse-Lautrec
Vojno-Yasenetsky

 

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Technically not "space" but space related, Anticrepuscular.

Crepuscular rays are those "god rays" that everybody installs Scatterer to see in KSP, and anticrepuscular rays are the same ones, on the other side of the sky from the Sun. They're very rare and very odd to see, with no Sun for them to emanate from.

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Combobulating discombobulators

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Rocket. It's got a rock in it and rocks are pretty hard.

Parsec. They're really, really long.

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brachistochrone -fastest possible and least efficient type of orbital transfer. im not even sure i spelled it right. torch ships anyone?

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Exculpatory. "The failure investigation's probe into materials defects proved to be exculpatory."

Phenomenological. "A phenomenological approach to orbital mechanics performed poorly."

Quintessential. "The argument over the planetary status of Pluto seemed to many to be the quintessential astronomical debate."

Okay, those are all kind of a stretch to call space-related, but........

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Hydrocoptic marzelvanes so fitted Ambifacient lunar waneshaft that side fumbling was effectively prevented.

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Shurnarkabtishashutu (Zeta Tauri)

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"Kobayashi Maru" should twist everyone's fingers up nicely.

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Retropropulsive undisaccelerators

(Probably devices than prevent from stopping acceleration in retrograde direction)

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Unsymmetrical dymethylhydrazine

Inhibited Red Fuming Nitric Acid

Brennschluss

Ferranti-Shirley viscosimeter

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Between 1951 and 1955 Happell and Marsel at NYU prepared and characterized some fifty acetylenics: hydrocarbons, alcohols, ethers, amines, and nitriles. They varied in complexity from propyne, or methyl acetylene, to such things as dimethyldivinyldiacetylen, with no less than four multiple bonds.

 

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Strange rocket fuels for the win!!!

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ESA Space Flight Control Center - (in german one word) ESA-Raumflugkontrollzentrum :wink:
 

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If we're allowing German, there's always the good old Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz.

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