We confirm and extend our previous detection of a popula- tion of intergalactic globular clusters in Abell 1185, and report the first discovery of an intergalactic globular cluster in the nearby Virgo cluster of galaxies. The numbers, colors and luminosities of these objects can place constraints on their origin, which in turn may yield new insights to the evolution of galaxies in dense environments.
IAU General Assembly
Joint Discussion #6
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West, M. J., von Hippel, T., Cote, P., Ferguson, H. C., Gregg, M. D., Jordan, A., Marzke, R. O., & Tanvir, N. R. (2003). Intergalactic Globular Clusters. , (). Retrieved from https://commons.erau.edu/publication/1230
Dr. Von Hippel was not affiliated with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at the time this paper was published.