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The formation of a 'protocluster'

Turner, J. A., Bhattal, A. S., Chapman, S. J., Disney, Michael John, Pongracic, H. and Whitworth, Anthony Peter 1994. The formation of a 'protocluster'. Presented at: Numerical simulations in astrophysics : 1st UNAM-CRAY supercomputing workshop entitled 'Numerical simulations in astrophysics: modelling the dynamics of the universe, Mexico City, México, 26-30 July 1993. Published in: Franco, Jose, Lizano, Susana, Aguilar, Luis and Daltabuit, Enrique eds. Numerical simulations in astrophysics : proceedings of the first UNAM-CRAY supercomputing workshop, Numerical Simulations in Astrophysics : Modelling the Dynamics of the Universe held in Mexico City, México, July 26-30, 1993. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, pp. 31-32.

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Observations of the Orion B cloud by Lada et al. (1991) in the near-infrared indicated that ≡96% of the sources detected were clustered into 4 distinct regions. It appears, therefore, that star formation occurs predominately in a clustered mode. The authors present a simulation of the collision of two massive elements of a Giant Molecular Cloud in which the outcome is a region of high stellar density containing ≡20 protostellar discs. They speculate that this region has similar properties to one of the clusters of infrared sources observed by Lada et al. (1991).

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521462389
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2017 20:21

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