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globular cluster

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globular cluster (plural globular clusters)

  1. (astronomy) a densely-packed spherical star cluster containing thousands to millions of stars

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Typically this is applied to very old clusters, young star clusters of this form may be referred to as super star clusters instead of as globulars.

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