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Old 24-01-2021, 09:55 AM
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Open and Globular Clusters

What is the difference between Open and Globular Clusters?

"What has become clear in the past 25 years is that the way astronomers have traditionally characterized star clusters — classing them as either open or globular, the two forms seen in our home galaxy — no longer holds up."

Stellar archaeology
Star clusters in the Milky Way come in two distinct flavors — open and globular But other galaxies show these objects may be more alike than we thought.
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