globular star cluster

globular star cluster

[′gläb·yə·lər ′stär ‚kləs·tər]
(astronomy)
A group of many thousands of stars that are much closer to each other than the stars around the group and that are traveling through space together; a globular cluster has a slightly flattened spheroidal shape.
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For the first time, scientists have discovered a stellar-mass black hole in a globular star cluster by detecting its gravitational pull on another object.
A globular star cluster is the ideal target for night vision technology like that originally produced by Collins.
Astronomers used Hubble to watch the white-dwarf exodus in the globular star cluster 47 Tucanae, a dense swarm of hundreds of thousands of stars in our Milky Way galaxy.
What amateur astronomers usually seek first in Hercules is his beautiful globular star cluster, M13.
The globular star cluster in Abell 1689 is roughly twice as large as any other population found in previous globular cluster surveys -- in comparison, our Milky Way galaxy hosts about 150 -- and constitutes the most distant such systems ever studied, at 2.
LOS ANGELES (CyHAN)- This is a zoom into a simulated model of the globular star cluster Omega Centauri.
Nasa scientists said the planet is near the heart of a globular star cluster 5,600 light years from Earth in the constellation Scorpius.
The only information we are provided with about most of Crotry's globes comes from their factual titles: M13 Globular Star Cluster in Hercules; or NGC 6992, Eastern Loop of the Veil Nebula in Cygnus (both 2002).
It captured a mesmerizing photo of the globular star cluster Messier 79, also called M79 and NGC 1904, that sits in the constellation Lepus.
Tucked just below a line from Antares to Sigma is M4, a globular star cluster that looks in binoculars like a very dim cotton ball.
The globular star cluster in Abell 1689 is roughly twice as large as any other population found in previous globular cluster surveys - in comparison, our Milky Way galaxy hosts about 150 - and constitutes the most distant such systems ever studied, at 2.
Now, scientists have for the first time obtained spectra of tightly orbiting binary stars, which may well be cataclysmic variables, within the crowded confines of a globular star cluster.