As Neil deGrasse Tyson often points out, astronomers aren’t much into flowery language. If they’ve got a huge gravity sink that even light can’t escape from, they call it a “black hole”. If they think a gargantuan explosion started the Universe off, they call it a “big bang”. If they’ve got a dish antenna that captures radio waves instead of visible light, they call it a “radio telescope”.
Darrin Bell and Theron Heir