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Stellar Families

Lecture no. 11 from the course: The Life and Death of Stars

Stellar Families

Taught by Professor Keivan G. Stassun | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Survey the two major types of star clusters. Open clusters typically form within the disk of a galaxy and represent recent generations of stars, enriched in heavier elements. By contrast, globular clusters form a halo around the centers of galaxies and are some of the most ancient stars in the universe.

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