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Astro*Dictionary by Michael Erlewine





1 article for "Open Cluster"

Open Cluster [Astro*Index]

A star cluster that is normally less then l0 parsecs in diameter, but may be as large as l00 parsecs. Over 750 of them have been recorded. It is thought that the stars in these clusters are relatively young and have recently been formed from interstellar gas clouds. Prominent examples are the Pleiades and Hyades clusters in Taurus.


See also: ♦ Pleiades Cluster ♦ Parsec ♦ Taurus


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