What are the characteristics of an open cluster of stars?

1 Answer

Here 4 main points



  • is a star cluster originated from the same molecular cloud (nebula) contemporaneously. Generally, they are younger than those found in globular clusters .
  • contains the stars loosely in space, very separated from each other.(this prompts its potential dispersion, disruption of 'structure')
  • commonly found in the spiral galaxy's arms
  • has barely few thousands of stars