Say it out loud.
Wasn't that fun? There is nothing I like more than talking about Bok Globules. It's so fun. Say it three times fast. HA HA HA. It never gets old either.
But anyway. A Bok globule is the dense core of a Barnard object
. They are made of 74% H, 25% He, and 1% metals. Bok Globules are dark nebular regions in the sky. They are the home of protoplid
s, the birthplace of stars, a stellar
nursery. They are the only place dense enough, 100-10000 particles per cubic centimeter, to have the gravitational attraction necessary to form a protoplid. They are named after the Dutch astronomer Bart Bok
. They were decribed as "holes in the heavens" by early astronomers. They are several times bigger than our solar system.
And they are fun to say, HeHeHe.