Clustered Star Formation and the Origin of Stellar Masses

  title={Clustered Star Formation and the Origin of Stellar Masses},
  author={R. Pudritz},
  pages={68 - 76}
Star clusters are ubiquitous in galaxies of all types and at all stages of their evolution. We also observe them to be forming in a wide variety of environments, ranging from nearby giant molecular clouds to the supergiant molecular clouds found in starburst and merging galaxies. The typical star in our galaxy and probably in others formed as a member of a star cluster, so star formation is an intrinsically clustered and not an isolated phenomenon. The greatest challenge regarding clustered… Expand
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