Definition of deep space in US English:

deep space


  • another term for outer space
    • ‘Muons are formed when cosmic rays from deep space interact with the atmosphere.’
    • ‘Since their brightness is a constant, such supernovas can serve as reliable indicators of distance in deep space.’
    • ‘Scientists suggest that there is this cloud out in deep space called the Oort Cloud.’
    • ‘In deep space beyond the asteroid belt, solar power arrays do not work.’
    • ‘And the Moon could be used as ‘a deep space research outpost, a base for monitoring asteroid threats’.’
    • ‘Furthermore, because such comets have been confined to deep space, they are huge - perhaps 100 kilometres or more across.’
    • ‘To reach Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the spacecraft needs to go out into deep space as far out from the Sun as Jupiter.’
    • ‘In deep space, hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe!’
    • ‘Space-based observatories are telescopes located beyond Earth, either in orbit around the planet or in deep space.’
    • ‘Such orbits, however, are not optimum as staging points for higher geosynchronous orbit or deep space.’
    • ‘She then showed a slide of a Bushnell deep space telescope and told Cooper that one just like it awaited him at home.’
    • ‘The futuristic background music, often dark and brooding, complements the deep space atmosphere very well.’
    • ‘For the first time, astronomers tracked the life cycle of X-ray jets from a deep space black hole.’
    • ‘And so we end up being able to trace organic material from deep space to the outer solar system through comets.’
    • ‘His main task is to get the delayed launch of a deep space probe back on track.’
    • ‘Astronauts in deep space could be exposed to radiation from sources that were previously considered to be safe locations.’
    • ‘So when, one drunken night, Alan suggested they sign up for the projected deep space mission Santa Maria, he agreed.’
    • ‘NASA hope to conduct the first flight demonstration in 2005 with a view to launching a deep space mission in the next decade.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, there will be no reporters to witness our greatest deep space exploration yet, but that's beside the point.’
    • ‘The radiation bombardment in deep space, farther away from the protection of Earth, likely will be much more intense.’


deep space

/ˈdēp ˈspās/