Southern Coalsack

Coalsack.

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  • Southern Coalsack — Astron. Coalsack …   Useful english dictionary

  • Coalsack — /kohl sak /, n. Astron. a dark nebula in the southern constellation Crux, whose dust particles obscure light from Milky Way stars behind it. Also, Coal Sack. Also called Southern Coalsack. [1625 35; COAL + SACK1] * * * Dark nebula in the Crux… …   Universalium

  • Coalsack — /ˈkoʊlsæk/ (say kohlsak) noun one of two dark areas in space, the Southern Coalsack, a large dark space near the Southern Cross, and the Northern Coalsack, a dark space in the Milky Way in the northern constellation Cygnus …   Australian English dictionary

  • Coalsack — /kohl sak /, n. Astron. a dark nebula in the southern constellation Crux, whose dust particles obscure light from Milky Way stars behind it. Also, Coal Sack. Also called Southern Coalsack. [1625 35; COAL + SACK1] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Coalsack Nebula — The Coalsack Nebula Observation data (Epoch J2000.0) Type Dark …   Wikipedia

  • Coalsack — Coal sack , n. [Coal + 2d sack.] (Astron.) Any one of the spaces in the Milky Way which are very black, owing to the nearly complete absence of stars; esp., the large space near the Southern Cross sometimes called the {Black Magellanic Cloud}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coalsack — Coal•sack [[t]ˈkoʊlˌsæk[/t]] n. 1) astron. a dark nebula in the Southern Cross 2) astron. Northern Coalsack • Etymology: 1625–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • Coal|sack — «KOHL SAK», noun. one of two large, dark markings in the Milky Way, due to obscuring clouds of cosmic dust, especially the one near the Southern Cross: »... studies of the southern Coalsack, the most distinct dark nebula of our Milky Way… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Crux — Southern Cross redirects here. For other uses, see Southern Cross (disambiguation). For other uses, see Crux (disambiguation). Crux Constellation List of stars in Crux Abbreviation C …   Wikipedia

  • Black Magellanic Cloud — Coalsack Coal sack , n. [Coal + 2d sack.] (Astron.) Any one of the spaces in the Milky Way which are very black, owing to the nearly complete absence of stars; esp., the large space near the Southern Cross sometimes called the {Black Magellanic… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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