Astrophysics (index)

Bok Globule

(dense molecular cloud)

A Bok Globule is a small, dense volume of Cosmic Dust and gas within an HII Region (HII), typically of 2 to 50 solar masses and less than a Parsec (pc) across. Signs are they contain Star Formation (SF), from Ultraviolet (UV) observation and from the frequency of young stars nearby.

(hydrogen,star formation,clouds,molecular hydrogen,gas)