A New Scenario For The Formation Of Globular Clusters
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Dr. Simone Recchi is an astrophysicist in the Institute of Astronomy, University of Vienna.

                       

A New Scenario For The Formation Of Globular Clusters

Globular clusters are densely packed, spherical agglomerations of dim, very old, small stars. They reached some notoriety in the eighties because, according to some account, they seemed to be older than the time elapsed since the Big Bang, which was obviously suspicious. In the nineties, distance measurements, stellar models, cosmological measurements improved and the mystery of the age of globular clusters (GCs from now on) was solved. Was the interest in GCs then over? Not at all! These objects had...

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