Interstellar clouds and the formation of stars

@article{Alfvn1977InterstellarCA,
  title={Interstellar clouds and the formation of stars},
  author={H. Alfv{\'e}n and P. Carlqvist},
  journal={Astrophysics and Space Science},
  year={1977},
  volume={55},
  pages={487-509}
}
Part I gives a survey of the drastic revision of cosmic plasma physics which is precipitated by the exploration of the magnetosphere throughin situ measurements. The ‘pseudo-plasma formalism’, which until now has almost completely dominated theoretical astrophysics, must be replaced by an experimentally based approach involving the introduction of a number of neglected plasma phenomena, such as electric double layers, critical velocity, and pinch effect. The general belief that star light is… Expand
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