double star

noun

Definition of double star 

: two stars that appear near each other in the sky:

a : two stars that are in very nearly the same line of sight but belong to separate star systems and may be very far apart

b : binary star

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Also sold in the auction were Buzz Aldrin's Apollo 11 double star chart flown to the lunar surface ($50,618) and Dave Scott's Apollo 15 lunar roving maps ($49,889). Lee Roop, AL.com, "Wernher von Braun Collier's drawings sold at auction," 20 Apr. 2018 The neutron stars, originally born as massive companions in a double star system, warily circled one another until their dance ended in an explosion a thousand times more energetic than supernovae. NBC News, "LIGO Scientists Spy Neutron Star Smash-Up That Blew Bling Into Space," 16 Oct. 2017 Also this week, see Rome from the International Space Station, and take in the gorgeous scenery around a bizarre double star system. National Geographic, "Gaze at Supernova Remains and Saturn's Six-Sided Storm," 29 July 2016

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1767, in the meaning defined above

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