One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Each of many small interstellar clouds of gas and dust which appear as dark, roughly circular patches when viewed against a bright background (e.g. of stars or ionized gas), and which are associated with star formation.
1960s; earliest use found in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. From the name of Bart Jan Bok, Dutch-born U.S. astronomer who studied these globules + globule.
Bok globule/bɒk ˈɡlɒbjuːl/
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.