Two Stages of Star Formation in Globular Clusters and the IMF
I summarize recent ideas on the necessity of two separate events of star formation in many Globular Clusters to explain the star-to-star variations in elemental abundances, and show the consequences of this suggestion on the initial mass function of their stars.
KeywordsStar Formation Mass Star Globular Cluster Stellar Population Helium Content
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