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globular cluster Near-spherical cluster of very old stars in the halo of our galaxy and others. Globular clusters contain anything from 100,000 to several million stars, concentrated so tightly near the centre that they cannot be separately distinguished by ground-based telescopes.

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globular cluster: see star cluster.

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