great cluster

great cluster

[¦grāt ¦kləs·tər]
(astronomy)
A galaxy cluster containing thousands of member galaxies and having a radius of 5 × 106 to 20 × 106 light-years.
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There were big yellow and white and blue and purple blossoms, besides great clusters of scarlet poppies, which were so brilliant in color they almost dazzled Dorothy's eyes.
The perfume from the great clusters of yellow daffodils and violets floated up from the flower sellers' baskets below; the fresh, warm air seemed to bring him poignant memories of crocus-starred lawns, of trim beds of hyacinths, of the song of birds, of the perfume of drooping lilac.
Here and there that woods harlequin, the madrone, permitting itself to be caught in the act of changing its pea-green trunk to madder-red, breathed its fragrance into the air from great clusters of waxen bells.
They were serving the great cluster of iron founders, steelmakers engineers and ironstone mine masters who drove the economy of one of Europe's greatest manufacturing districts, and whose shares and stock were traded on the exchange and who used those banks to finance their expansions and adventures.
retreats in haste exposing a great cluster of Japanese cars sinking into
"It helped me achieve so much with regards to playing for my hometown team, getting trials at places I had only dreamed of and has given me a great cluster of a friendship group too."
There's also M67, Cancer's other great cluster, conveniently close to Alpha Cancri (Acubens).
The other great deep-sky showpiece in this area is Messier 13, the Great Cluster in Hercules.
"These activities have a great cluster impact on the economy of Dubai," said Mohammad Ahmad Al Zarouni, director-general of the free-zone.
Under a large red banner proclaiming his socialist allegiance, the artist groups the master of ceremonies and three clowns on a reviewing stand to the right, a great cluster of multicolored flags to the left, and an immense throng in the center pouring through the streets towards the viewer.
"There's a great cluster of baby boomers running family businesses trying to decide whether to stay as is or merge," said Euclid Black, president of the American Association of Managing General Agents.
In addition to the Schaulager's opening, the summer in Switzerland was rich with a great cluster of shows in Zurich, by Doug Aitken, Brice Marden, and Ugo Rondinone, among others.

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