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globular

(glŏb′ū-lăr) [L. globus, a globe]
Resembling a globe or globule; spherical.

globular

resembling a globe.

globular heart
a spherical cardiac silhouette, usually greatly enlarged and lacking the detailed outline of the right and left atria and apex. Characteristic of pericardial effusion and cardiomyopathy.
globular nematode
see tetrameresamericana.
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Studying globular clusters is critical to understanding the early, intense star-forming events that mark galaxy formation.
This is in the main applicable to systems such as planets, stars, globular clusters and elliptical galaxies.
In a new study published in The Astrophysical Journal, the team demonstrates that such streams, produced by dissolving globular clusters, can be used to measure not only the weight of our Galaxy, but can also be exploited as yardsticks to determine the location of the Sun within the Milky Way.
7 globular cluster in Caput which should be just visible to the naked eye given a dark site and good air quality.
The Milky Way's globular clusters are the surviving relics from our galaxy's formation.
These photographs include the pinpoints of stellar light making up the M13 globular cluster, Venus transiting across the face of the sun, the Horsehead nebula, the Crab pulsar, and the tentacles of the Tarantula nebula.
A group of four stars make up the shape known as the Keystone which marks the pelvis of Hercules and on one side of the Keystone lies the globular cluster M13, one of the finest deep sky objects to see.
Scientists found the huge, gaseous sphere in globular cluster M4 - a cluster of stars 12.
The M13 globular cluster On Tuesday evening,Dr Hugh Jones from Liverpool John Moores University will be giving a talk called Planets Outside Our Solar System in the main lecture theatre at Llandrillo College in Rhos-on- Sea.
It is in the galactic disk, and not inside a globular cluster.
9 (~R CrA) d CrA May-Oct 94 NGC 6744 x Pav Jul-Jan 95 NGC 6752 g Pav Jul-Jan 96 M55, NGC 6809 g Sgr May-Oct 97 Melotte 227, Cr 411 o Oct Jan-Dec 98 M2, NGC 7089 g Aqr Aug-Nov 99 M30, NGC 7099 g Cap Aug-Nov 100 NGC 7293, Helix p Aqr Aug-Nov Key: n: "Top-100" Number; T: type of object, x = galaxy, g = globular cluster, p = planetary nebula, n = bright nebula, o = open cluster, d = dark nebula; C: three-letter abbreviation for constellation; Vis.