double star


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

Examples of double star in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kepler-16b was the first exoplanet found to circle a double star. Dean Regas, The Enquirer, 8 Sep. 2021 Most of the stars in the study lie at distances of 1600 light years or less and in some cases, the planets orbit only one star in the double star system. Bruce Dorminey, Forbes, 29 June 2021 The double star system shows that distant planets can exist and suggests that planets can form early on in the lifetime of a star. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 11 Dec. 2020 Through binoculars, the event will look like a double star, Matter said. Amber Randall,, 8 Dec. 2020 This is an ancient constellation consisting of fairly bright stars that make a pattern resembling the letter W or M. There are numerous colorful double stars and deep-sky objects within Cassiopeia. Arnold Pearlstein,, 13 Oct. 2019 After two games for the Timberwolves’ Iowa G League team, former Gophers double-double star Jordan Murphy is averaging five points and five rebounds. Charley Walters, Twin Cities, 16 Nov. 2019 This is a good area filled with deep-sky objects and colorful double stars best seen during the summer. Arnold Pearlstein,, 27 Oct. 2019 Like Cassiopeia there are a number of beautiful double stars within its borders. Arnold Pearlstein,, 13 Oct. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of double star

1767, in the meaning defined above

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“Double star.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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