collapsar

collapsar

[kuh-lap-sahr]
noun Astronomy.
(formerly) a gravitationally collapsed star.
Compare black hole.


Origin:
1970–75; collapse + -ar, extracted from pulsar, quasar, etc.

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collapsar (kɒˈlæpsɑː)
 
n
astronomy a collapsed star, either a white dwarf, neutron star, or black hole

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