star clusters

star clusters
звездные скопления, звездные кучи

English-russian astronautics dictionary. - M.: Military Publishing house. . 1964.

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  • Star cluster — Star clusters are groups of stars which are gravitationally bound. Two distinct types of star cluster can be distinguished: globular clusters are tight groups of hundreds of thousands of very old stars, while open clusters generally contain less… …   Wikipedia

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  • Star formation — is the process by which dense parts of molecular clouds collapse into a ball of plasma to form a star. As a branch of astronomy star formation includes the study of the interstellar medium and giant molecular clouds as precursors to the star… …   Wikipedia

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