Fast and inefficient star formation due to short-lived molecular clouds and rapid feedback

@article{Kruijssen2019FastAI,
  title={Fast and inefficient star formation due to short-lived molecular clouds and rapid feedback},
  author={J. Kruijssen and A. Schruba and M. Chevance and S. Longmore and A. Hygate and D. T. Haydon and A. McLeod and J. Dalcanton and L. Tacconi and E. V. van Dishoeck},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2019},
  volume={569},
  pages={519 - 522}
}
  • J. Kruijssen, A. Schruba, +7 authors E. V. van Dishoeck
  • Published 2019
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Nature
  • The physics of star formation and the deposition of mass, momentum and energy into the interstellar medium by massive stars (‘feedback’) are the main uncertainties in modern cosmological simulations of galaxy formation and evolution1,2. These processes determine the properties of galaxies3,4 but are poorly understood on the scale of individual giant molecular clouds (less than 100 parsecs)5,6, which are resolved in modern galaxy formation simulations7,8. The key question is why the timescale… CONTINUE READING
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