Stellar associations

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Term: Stellar associations

A large, loose grouping of 10 to 1000 stars that are of similar spectral type and share a common origin. The members move together through space, but have become gravitationally unbound. Stellar associations are primarily identified by their common movement vectors and ages.

Created 2023.04.16
Last Modified 2023.04.16
Contributed by Ryan McGranaghan