open star cluster and globular star cluster

Open versus Globular Star Clusters

Nov 20, 2021

Astronomers identify two different types of star clusters: Open star clusters and Globular star clusters. They are classified by their size, shape, age, number of stars, and location in the galaxy.

Learn more about the similarities and differences between the two types of star clusters and classic examples of each that can be seen in the night sky.

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