Massive molecular outflows

  title={Massive molecular outflows},
  author={Henrik Beuther and Peter Schilke and Karl M. Menten and C. Malcolm Walmsley and Sridharan T. K. and Friedrich Wyrowski},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
With the aim of understanding the role of massive outflows in high-mass star formation, we mapped in the 12 CO $J=2-1$ transition 26 high-mass star-forming regions at very early stages of their evolution. At a spatial resolution of $11''$ bipolar molecular outflows were found in 21 of them. The other five sources show confusing morphology but strong line wings. This high detection rate of bipolar structure proves that outflows common in low-mass sources are also ubiquitous phenomena in the… Expand
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