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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It was directed towards globular star cluster M13 which contains hundreds of thousands of stars and perhaps countless planets.
The Arecibo message is a 1974 interstellar radio message carrying basic information about humanity and Earth sent to globular star cluster M13 in anticipation that extraterrestrial intelligence may receive and decipher it.
The constellation's only relatively famous deep-sky object other than its double stars is the globular star cluster M30, a respectably bright (7th magnitude) and interesting object.
What amateur astronomers usually seek first in Hercules is his beautiful globular star cluster, M13.
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).
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.
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.
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.
M56 (NGC 6779), a magnitude-8.3 globular star cluster with a 5.0' diameter sounds as if it should be easy.