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SPH simulations of star/planet formation triggered by cloud-cloud collisions

Kitsionas, Spyridon, Whitworth, Anthony Peter and Klessen, Ralf S. 2007. SPH simulations of star/planet formation triggered by cloud-cloud collisions. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union 3 , pp. 271-278. 10.1017/S1743921308016694

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We present results of hydrodynamic simulations of star formation triggered by cloud-cloud collisions. During the early stages of star formation, low-mass objects form by gravitational instabilities in protostellar discs. A number of these low-mass objects are in the sub-stellar mass range, including a few objects of planetary mass. The disc instabilities that lead to the formation of low-mass objects in our simulations are the product of disc-disc interactions and/or interactions between the discs and their surrounding gas.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Uncontrolled Keywords: hydrodynamics; methods: numerical; stars: formation; planetary systems: protoplanetary disks; planetary systems: formation
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISSN: 1743-9213
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:29

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