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Activity #5
Open Clusters versus Globular Clusters

Using the image provided by your teacher, compare the open cluster M37 to the globular cluster M80. Complete the Venn diagram below to compare and contrast the properties of open clusters with globular clusters.

Venn Diagram

Assessment:

A globular cluster is sometimes compared to bees swarming around a beehive. How might this analogy be appropriate? How might this analogy be inappropriate?

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