Massive star formation in 100,000 years from turbulent and pressurized molecular clouds

@article{Mckee2002MassiveSF,
  title={Massive star formation in 100,000 years from turbulent and pressurized molecular clouds},
  author={C. Mckee and J. Tan},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2002},
  volume={416},
  pages={59-61}
}
  • C. Mckee, J. Tan
  • Published 2002
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Massive stars (with mass m* > 8 solar masses M[circdot]) are fundamental to the evolution of galaxies, because they produce heavy elements, inject energy into the interstellar medium, and possibly regulate the star formation rate. The individual star formation time, t*f, determines the accretion rate of the star; the value of the former quantity is currently uncertain by many orders of magnitude, leading to other astrophysical questions. For example, the variation of t*f with stellar mass… CONTINUE READING
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