Bok globule


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Bok globule

 (bôk)
[After Bart Jan Bok (1906-1983), Dutch-born American astronomer who first observed absorption nebulae.]
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Clemens [3] found that practically all Bok globules they observed through CO spectroscopy resulted associated with IR emission, so they could affirm that "almost every Bok globule harbours a young star".
in] is the average temperature of the Bok globule at the initial stage t = 0.
But the kinetic energy of the atoms came from the same source that heated the ancient Bok globule which produced our Sun and planets.
3 Gravitational power on the contracting Bok globules
Residing in the gas cloud known as Bok Globule B335, the infant star lies behind a veil of dust and can't be seen in visible light.