star cluster


noun Astronomy.

a number of stars of common origin held together as a group by gravitational attraction.Compare globular cluster, open cluster, stellar association.

Nearby words

  1. star apple,
  2. star carr,
  3. star chamber,
  4. star chart,
  5. star cloud,
  6. star connection,
  7. star cut,
  8. star drill,
  9. star facet,
  10. star fruit

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Examples from the Web for star cluster

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

    Astronomy with an Opera-glass|Garrett Putman Serviss
  • They looked like moving stars, flying in formation from star-cluster to star-cluster.

    Creatures of the Abyss|Murray Leinster
  • 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
  • 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