Embedded Clusters in Molecular Clouds

  title={Embedded Clusters in Molecular Clouds},
  author={C. Lada and E. Lada},
  journal={Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  • C. Lada, E. Lada
  • Published 2003
  • Physics
  • Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • ▪ Abstract Stellar clusters are born embedded within giant molecular clouds (GMCs) and during their formation and early evolution are often only visible at infrared wavelengths, being heavily obscured by dust. Over the past 15 years advances in infrared detection capabilities have enabled the first systematic studies of embedded clusters in galactic molecular clouds. In this article we review the current state of empirical knowledge concerning these extremely young protocluster systems. From a… CONTINUE READING
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