Globular Star Clusters

Scattered around the edges of our galaxy we find the oldest intergalactic objects, the "Globular" star clusters. They are formed during the earliest history of our galaxy. These star cluster are much richer and more compact than the galactic type, furthermore they have a beautiful spherical outline. The typical diameter of a globular star cluster is about 150 light years the average population is at least 100.000 stars. Because they are located in the relativily empty space of the halo we can observe them at distances up to 100.000 light years and even more. Globular star clusters are classified according to their degree of concentration, (I) for extremely rich and highly compressed star clusters till (XII) for very loosely condenced ones.

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