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The Hidden Lives of Galaxies - Open Clusters vs. Globular Clusters

Activity #5
Open Clusters versus Globular Clusters

Using the image provided by your teacher, compare the open cluster M37 to the globular cluster M80. Complete the Venn diagram below to compare and contrast the properties of open clusters with globular clusters.

Venn Diagram


A globular cluster is sometimes compared to bees swarming around a beehive. How might this analogy be appropriate? How might this analogy be inappropriate?


A service of the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC), Dr. Alan Smale (Director), within the Astrophysics Science Division (ASD) at NASA/GSFC

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