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Determining the relative evolutionary stages of very young massive star formation regions

@article{Longmore2007DeterminingTR,
  title={Determining the relative evolutionary stages of very young massive star formation regions},
  author={Steven N. Longmore and Michael G. Burton and Cormac Purcell and Peter J. Barnes and J{\"u}rgen Ott},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics},
  year={2007}
}
We have recently completed an observing program with the Australia Telescope Compact Array towards massive star formation regions traced by 6.7 GHz methanol maser emission. We found the molecular cores could be separated into groups based on their association with/without methanol maser and 24 GHz continuum emission. Analysis of the molecular and ionised gas properties suggested the cores within the groups may be at different evolutionary stages. In this contribution we derive the column… Expand

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