# Probing the initial conditions of high-mass star formation II : Fragmentation, stability, and chemistry towards high-mass star-forming regions G29.96-0.02 and G35.20-1.74

@article{Pillai2011ProbingTI,
title={Probing the initial conditions of high-mass star formation II : Fragmentation, stability, and chemistry towards high-mass star-forming regions G29.96-0.02 and G35.20-1.74},
author={Thushara G. S. Pillai and Jens Kauffmann and Friedrich Wyrowski and Jennifer Hatchell and Andrew G. Gibb and M. A. Thompson Caltech and Harvard-Smithsonian CfA and Initiative in Innovative Computing and Jpl and Mpi fuer Radioastronomie and University of Exeter and University of British Columbia and University of Hertfordshire},
journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
year={2011},
volume={530}
}
Most work on high-mass star formation has focused on observations of young massive stars in protoclusters. Very little is known about the preceding stage. Here, we present a new high-resolution study of pre-protocluster regions in tracers exclusively probing the coldest and dense gas (NH_2D). The two target regions G29.96−0.02 and G35.20−1.74 (W48) are drawn from the SCAMPS project, which searches for pre-protoclusters near known ultracompact Hii regions. We used our data to constrain the… Expand
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