Coalsack
Coalsack Coal"sack`, n. [Coal + 2d sack.] (Astron.) Any one of the spaces in the Milky Way which are very black, owing to the nearly complete absence of stars; esp., the large space near the Southern Cross sometimes called the {Black Magellanic Cloud}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Coalsack — [kōl′sak΄] n. Astron. a prominent dark nebula in the Milky Way near the constellation Crux: usually with the: sometimes written Coal Sack …   English World dictionary

  • Coalsack — /kohl sak /, n. Astron. a dark nebula in the southern constellation Crux, whose dust particles obscure light from Milky Way stars behind it. Also, Coal Sack. Also called Southern Coalsack. [1625 35; COAL + SACK1] * * * Dark nebula in the Crux… …   Universalium

  • Coalsack — /ˈkoʊlsæk/ (say kohlsak) noun one of two dark areas in space, the Southern Coalsack, a large dark space near the Southern Cross, and the Northern Coalsack, a dark space in the Milky Way in the northern constellation Cygnus …   Australian English dictionary

  • Coalsack — Nebulosa oscura en la constelación de la Cruz del Sur. Reduce el brillo de las estrellas ubicadas detrás de ella en 1 a 1,5 magnitudes. Fácilmente visible por contraste contra el cielo estrellado, está probablemente a unos 550–600 años–luz de la… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Coalsack — Coal•sack [[t]ˈkoʊlˌsæk[/t]] n. 1) astron. a dark nebula in the Southern Cross 2) astron. Northern Coalsack • Etymology: 1625–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • Coalsack — /kohl sak /, n. Astron. a dark nebula in the southern constellation Crux, whose dust particles obscure light from Milky Way stars behind it. Also, Coal Sack. Also called Southern Coalsack. [1625 35; COAL + SACK1] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Coalsack Nebula — The Coalsack Nebula Observation data (Epoch J2000.0) Type Dark …   Wikipedia

  • Coalsack Bluff — (84°14′S 162°25′E / 84.233°S 162.417°E / 84.233; 162.417) is a small rock bluff standing at the northern limits of Walcott Neve, 6 miles (10 km) west southwest of Bauhs Nunatak. It was so named by the …   Wikipedia

  • Southern Coalsack — Astron. Coalsack. * * * …   Universalium

  • Northern Coalsack — /nɔðən ˈkoʊlsæk/ (say nawdhuhn kohlsak) noun See Coalsack …   Australian English dictionary

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