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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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According to NASA, the James Webb Telescope, slated to be launched in 2019, will help researchers track and measure the motions of the globular clusters in NGC 1277 galaxy.
While the properties of Terzan 5 are uncommon for a globular cluster, they are very similar to the stellar population which can be found in the galactic bulge, the tightly packed central region of the Milky Way.
The LMC is rich with many fascinating objects, including globular clusters, planetary nebulae and open clusters.
M25 is about 90 million years of age, while the globular cluster M22 is 12 billion years old.
The two greatest globular clusters lie in the southern hemisphere, Omega Centauri and 47 Tucana.
Because of their close interactions with neighboring stars, pulsars in globular clusters have elongated orbits, a shape that makes it much easier to infer the mass of these superdense stars.
A little later the Milky Way, the edges of the northern Milky Way, would be coming up, and we'd see globular clusters, which are on the fringes of the galaxy.
The first one found in a globular cluster by directly observing its gravitational pull.
The first one found in a globular cluster by directly observing its gravitational pull," the study's lead author Benjamin Giesers, from Georg-August-UniversitAaAaAeAnt GAaAaAeA ttingen, Germany, said in (https://www.
Sagan at least once used the phrase "the citadel of the stars" in his Cosmos series, and if he didn't sometimes apply the phrase to globular clusters, somebody should.
The globular star cluster in Abell 1689 is roughly twice as large as any other population found in previous globular cluster surveys -- in comparison, our Milky Way galaxy hosts about 150 -- and constitutes the most distant such systems ever studied, at 2.
The rare globular cluster Palomar 12 (named after the Palomar Observatory), situated relatively close to the Pisces Austrinus border, is around 60 000 light years distant.