globular cluster
noun Date: 1859 any of various approximately spherical clusters of gravitationally associated stars that typically populate galactic halos — called also globular

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  • Globular cluster — s from the Sun and contains hundreds of thousands of stars. [cite news coauthors =The Hubble Heritage team url = http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/newsdesk/archive/releases/1999/26/ title = Hubble Images a Swarm of Ancient Stars work = HubbleSite… …   Wikipedia

  • globular cluster — cluster of up to a million stars that are held together in a spherical form by the force of gravity (Astronomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • globular cluster — Astron. a comparatively older, spherically symmetrical, compact group of up to a million old stars, held together by mutual gravitation, that are located in the galactic halo and move in giant and highly eccentric orbits around the galactic… …   Universalium

  • globular cluster — noun a spherical star cluster containing thousands to millions of stars …   Wiktionary

  • globular cluster — noun Astronomy a large compact spherical star cluster, typically of old stars in the outer regions of a galaxy …   English new terms dictionary

  • globular cluster — noun : a cluster of stars, galaxies, or supergalaxies that is usually approximately spherical with compactness apparently increasing toward the center …   Useful english dictionary

  • globular cluster — /glɒbjələ ˈklʌstə/ (say globyuhluh klustuh) noun one of many self contained, approximately spherical clusters of about a hundred thousand stars which are gravitationally associated with the Milky Way although they appear to be outside it …   Australian English dictionary

  • cluster — clusteringly, adv. clustery, adj. /klus teuhr/, n. 1. a number of things of the same kind, growing or held together; a bunch: a cluster of grapes. 2. a group of things or persons close together: There was a cluster of tourists at the gate. 3. U.S …   Universalium

  • Cluster diagram — A Cluster diagram or clustering diagram is a general type of diagram, which represents some kind of cluster. A cluster in general is a group or bunch of several discrete items that are close to each other. [1] The cluster diagram figures a… …   Wikipedia

  • Cluster — A cluster is a small group or bunch of something. Contents 1 In science 2 In astrophysics 3 In biology and health sciences 4 In computing …   Wikipedia

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