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It has 1000's of stars and is four hundred light-years away. The glow round the stars is interstellar airborne dirt and dust, which shines via reflecting starlight. GALAXIES A small fraction of the celebs are in globular clusters in a halo, a round zone round the disk. approximately one hundred fifty globular clusters, containing a few 100,000 to one million tightly packed stars each one, were detected. They include the oldest identified stars (Figure 6. 5). a few globular clusters even have a small variety of blue stragglers, atypically sizzling, blue, hugely luminous stars. they're fusing hydrogen longer than such a lot cluster stars simply because mass move in a binary approach or collision boosted their gasoline provide. check with desk 6. 1. checklist 3 modifications among the open (galactic) clusters and the globular clusters present in our Galaxy. (1) ____________________________ ________________________ ; (2) __________________________________________ ; (3) _____________________________________________________________________ solution: Open clusters are present in the galactic disk, are rather younger, and feature a smaller variety of stars. Globular clusters are present in the galactic halo, are particularly outdated, and feature a bigger variety of stars. determine 6. five. forty seven Tucanae (NGC 104) in Tucana is the second one brightest globular cluster. The center has a couple of blue stragglers. positioned 13,000 light-years away, forty seven Tucanae seems to be to the attention like a fifth-magnitude big name. ★ 151 152 ★ ASTRONOMY desk 6. 1 a few homes of Open and Globular celebrity Clusters Open Clusters position Diameter Age variety of stars colour of brightest stars Galactic disk less than a hundred ly fairly younger as much as 10,000 Blue or purple Globular Clusters Galactic halo and nuclear bulge Over a hundred ly previous as much as 1 million crimson 6. four idea fee famous person clusters give you the top facts for verifying a idea of stellar evolution. First, H–R diagrams envisioned by way of conception for stars of other a long time are drawn. Then H–R diagrams for saw famous person clusters are drawn. The theoretical and saw diagrams are in comparison to ensure or disprove the idea. determine 6. 6. strong strains supply positions of stars in numerous clusters. The turnoff aspect clear of the most series shows the age of the cluster. (M . = mass of solar. ) ° GALAXIES determine 6. 7. H-R diagram of Pleiades (M45) open cluster. determine 6. 6 is a illustration of expected evolutionary tracks computed from thought. All stars begin at the major series after they are born. the main sizeable stars can be found on the most sensible of the most series, and the least immense are on the backside. All stars evolve clear of the most series as they age. tremendous stars evolve quickest, so the better the turnoff element, the more youthful the celebrity cluster. examine the H–R diagrams for the Pleiades (M45) open cluster (Figure 6. 7) and the M3 globular cluster (Figure 6. eight) with the theoretical evolutionary tracks (Figure 6. 6). country that's a comparatively (a) younger cluster _________ ; (b) outdated cluster __________. clarify your reasoning. _________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ resolution: (a) Pleiades cluster is comparatively younger.