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stellar nucleus

(galactic stellar nucleus, galactic nucleus)
(group of many stars at the center of a galaxy)

The term stellar nucleus (or galactic stellar nucleus or galactic nucleus) is used to describe a dense group stars at the center of a galaxy. A compact stellar nucleus (CSN) is one that is especially small.

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Referenced by pages:
galactic bulge
hypercompact stellar system (HCSS)