star cloud

noun

Definition of star cloud

1 : a large luminous patch of the Milky Way that can be resolved with optical aid into great numbers of stars appearing to be more densely concentrated than in adjoining areas
2 : an enormous aggregation of stars forming one of the units comprising the nucleus or a spiral arm of a spiral galaxy

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“Star cloud.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/star%20cloud. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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