The moon and the planets

, Volume 19, Issue 2, pp 153–155 | Cite as

Globules and star formation

  • Bart J. Bok


The principal properties of dark globules are reviewed. Optical and radio (CO) data suggest masses in the range 20 to 750M, radii 0.15 to 1.2 parsecs. There is no evidence for fragmentation. The dust density inside near-spherical globules varies inversely as the cube of the distance from the center. There is evidence to show that several globules are in a state of collapse.


Dust Star Formation Principal Property Dust Density Dark Globule 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bart J. Bok
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  1. 1.University of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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