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star cluster

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noun Astronomy.
  1. a number of stars of common origin held together as a group by gravitational attraction.Compare globular cluster, open cluster, stellar association.
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Examples from the Web for star cluster

Historical Examples

  • They looked like moving stars, flying in formation from star-cluster to star-cluster.

    Creatures of the Abyss

    Murray Leinster

  • Singularly enough the winter solstice is also near a star-cluster.

    Astronomy with an Opera-glass

    Garrett Putman Serviss

  • One of Barnard's earliest and most excellent photographs includes two of them, both in the star-cluster M8.

    Curiosities of the Sky

    Garrett Serviss

  • And a certain calcium cloud with a star-cluster behind it was as good as a highway sign for locating one's self.

    The Pirates of Ersatz

    Murray Leinster