On the formation of massive stars

  title={On the formation of massive stars},
  author={I. Bonnell and M. Bate and H. Zinnecker},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  • I. Bonnell, M. Bate, H. Zinnecker
  • Published 1998
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • A B STR A CT We present a model for the formation of massive (Mz10 M>) stars through accretion-induced collisions in the cores of embedded dense stellar clusters. This model circumvents the problem of accreting on to a star whose luminosity is sufficient to reverse the infall of gas. Instead, the central core of the cluster accretes from the surrounding gas, thereby decreasing its radius until collisions between individual components become sufficient. These components are, in general… CONTINUE READING
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