Globular Cluster Systems Autor: Keith M. Ashman, Stephen E. Zepf
Globular clusters are roughly spherical, densely packed groups of stars found around galaxies. Most globular clusters probably formed at the same time as their host galaxies. They therefore provide a unique fossil record of the conditions during the formation and early evolution of galaxies. This volume presents a comprehensive review of globular cluster systems. It summarizes their observed properties, and shows how these constrain models of the structure of stars, the formation and evolution of galaxies and globular clusters, and the age of the Universe. For graduate students and researchers, this volume provides the definitive reference on globular cluster systems.
Spis treści: Preface 1. Introduction 2. Properties of globular clusters 3. The galactic globular cluster system 4. Globular cluster systems in nearby galaxies 5. Properties of extragalactic globular cluster systems 6. Globular clusters and galaxy formation 7. The formation of globular clusters 8. Future prospects Bibliography Index.
dla: academic researchers, graduate students
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