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globular

[′gläb·yə·lər]
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In the June 10, 1990 ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, Kulkarni and other collaborators from Caltech and the University of Arizona calculate that Milky Way globular clusters likely contain 10,000 pulsars.
Even the scruffiest [lowest-density] globular cluster seems to have a pulsar.
Murphy of the University of Utretcht in the Netherlands reported on optical studies that also indicate an abundance of binaries in globular clusters.
Beyond their intrinsic interest for Milky Way astronomers, studies of our galaxy's globular clusters may also shed light on more distant collections of stars, says Cohn.
Any cosmological age of less than 15 billion years runs counter to the age -- determined by stellar evolution -- of globular clusters," Cohn notes.
We develop theories similar to the globular cluster theories to explain how stars in active galactic nuclei, which are thousands of times more distant, interact with each other.
If we can understand the relatively nearby globular clusters, we have a much better bases for understanding what's going on in galactic nuclei and quasars," Cohn says.