Definition of interstellar in English:



  • Occurring or situated between stars.

    ‘interstellar travel’
    • ‘Orion is home to the famous Orion nebula, a glowing cloud of interstellar gas where new stars are being born.’
    • ‘We just had to plan for interstellar travel if we were ever to encounter really interesting planets with intelligent beings.’
    • ‘The greatest challenge of interstellar travel is the enormous distances between stars.’
    • ‘The solar system formed 4.6 billion years ago from an interstellar cloud of gas and dust.’
    • ‘Most will crash into the Sun, strike another planet, or be flung by Jupiter's gravity into interstellar space.’
    • ‘The Sun and most of the Solar System are bathed in a huge cloud of interstellar hydrogen.’
    • ‘He added that interstellar travel - between solar systems - was far less likely.’
    • ‘Instead, they could be interstellar rovers captured by the Sun's gravity.’
    • ‘Some scientists tend to scoff at the idea of interstellar travel because of the enormous distances that separate the stars.’
    • ‘They may not exit the comet clouds and into proper interstellar space for up to another 40,000 years after that.’
    • ‘Very few species had achieved interstellar travel at this time in the Galaxy.’
    • ‘Its tails allows us to probe the physics of the interaction between an isolated neutron star and the interstellar medium.’
    • ‘This propulsion concept could be used as the engine for an interstellar probe.’
    • ‘On the other hand, there are ways to reach other civilizations without interstellar travel.’
    • ‘Come on, did you suspect that the smell of rotten eggs might one day lead to practical interstellar space travel?’
    • ‘More dark clouds of interstellar dust with intriguing shapes are seen silhouetted against the glowing interstellar gas at the top right.’
    • ‘The Earth sits in a stream of accelerated particles coming in from the Sun, interstellar material, and galactic sources.’
    • ‘Technologies based on resources drawn from all over the Solar System will make interstellar trips affordable.’
    • ‘Astronomers want to know how much of the dust in the Solar System is shed by comets and asteroids, and how much comes directly from interstellar space.’
    • ‘When we've colonized space and mastered interstellar travel, can there even be sci-fi anymore?’