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Author Harris, William E.
Source arXiv.org
Content type Text
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Date of Submission 2009-11-04
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Astronomy & allied sciences ♦ Physics
Subject Keyword Astrophysics - Astrophysics of Galaxies ♦ Astrophysics - Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics ♦ physics:astro-ph
Abstract The ensemble of all star clusters in a galaxy constitutes its star cluster system. In this review, the focus of the discussion is on the ability of star clusters, particularly the systems of old massive globular clusters (GCSs), to mark the early evolutionary history of galaxies. I review current themes and key findings in GCS research, and highlight some of the outstanding questions that are emerging from recent work.
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Page Count 17


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