Internal dynamics of globular clusters

@article{Meylan1997InternalDO,
  title={Internal dynamics of globular clusters
},
  author={G. Meylan and D. Heggie},
  journal={The Astronomy and Astrophysics Review},
  year={1997},
  volume={8},
  pages={1-143}
}
  • G. Meylan, D. Heggie
  • Published 1997
  • Physics
  • The Astronomy and Astrophysics Review
  • Summary.Galactic globular clusters, which are ancient building blocks of our Galaxy, represent a very interesting family of stellar systems in which some fundamental dynamical processes have taken place on time scales shorter than the age of the universe. In contrast with galaxies, these clusters represent unique laboratories for learning about two-body relaxation, mass segregation from equipartition of energy, stellar collisions, stellar mergers, and core collapse. In the present review, we… CONTINUE READING
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