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

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The American tennis star pointed his racket like a gun at a line judge after his call was overturned The United Tennis Association has fined American doubles star Mike Bryan $10,000 for pointing his tennis racket like a rifle at one of the U.S. Claudia Harmata, PEOPLE.com, "Mike Bryan Fined $10,000 for Making a Rifle Gesture With His Racket at U.S. Open Official," 2 Sep. 2019 Within this ancient constellation are many colorful double stars best seen with low-powered telescopes. Arnold Pearlstein, sun-sentinel.com, "The Stars This Week: July 28 - Aug. 3," 28 July 2019 Patrick Galbraith, a former doubles star from the United States, became the U.S.T.A.’s president in January after Adams’s second term ended. Christopher Clarey, New York Times, "What Changed After Serena vs. the Umpire? Not Much.," 23 Aug. 2019 By the way, the star Albireo at the foot of the Northern Cross, or the head of the swan, is the best double star in the sky. Mike Lynch, Twin Cities, "Sky Watch: The great Summer Triangle will take you places," 21 July 2019 Perhaps double stars such as Alpha Centauri—which make up the majority of all stellar systems—are not promising places to find life. Corey S. Powell, Scientific American, "The Hunt Is on for Alpha Centauri’s Planets," 5 Aug. 2019 Within Aquarius are a number of colorful double stars best seen with binoculars or low-powered telescopes. Arnold Pearlstein, sun-sentinel.com, "The Stars This Week: July 28 - Aug. 3," 28 July 2019 This popular summer constellation contains many colorful double stars and deep-sky objects that can be seen with binoculars and low-powered telescopes. Arnold Pearlstein, sun-sentinel.com, "The Stars This Week: July 21-27," 21 July 2019 The constellation contains a number of colorful double stars and deep-sky objects best seen using low-powered telescopes. Arnold Pearlstein, sun-sentinel.com, "The Stars This Week: July 14-20," 14 July 2019

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First Known Use of double star

1767, in the meaning defined above

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