Extragalactic Globular Clusters and Galaxy Formation

@article{Brodie2006ExtragalacticGC,
  title={Extragalactic Globular Clusters and Galaxy Formation},
  author={Jean P. Brodie and Jay Strader},
  journal={Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2006},
  volume={44},
  pages={193-267}
}
  • J. Brodie, J. Strader
  • Published 27 February 2006
  • Physics
  • Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Globular cluster (GC) systems have now been studied in galaxies ranging from dwarfs to giants and spanning the full Hubble sequence of morphological types. Imaging and spectroscopy with the Hubble Space Telescope and large ground-based telescopes have together established that most galaxies have bimodal color distributions that reflect two subpopulations of old GCs: metal-poor and metal-rich. The characteristics of both subpopulations are correlated with those of their parent galaxies. We argue… 
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