Protostars and Planets VI

  title={Protostars and Planets VI},
  author={Vincent Mannings and Alan P. Boss and Sara S. Russell},
Various papers on the formation of stars and planets are presented. The general topics addressed include: molecular clouds and star formation, young stellar objects and circumstellar disks, chemistry and grains in molecular clouds and the solar nebula, formation of giant planets, and models of the solar nebula and other planetary systems. Individual papers address: molecular cloud cores, physical conditions in isolated dark globules, rotation in dark clouds, and turbulence in molecular clouds… 
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Formation of the Cores of the Outer Planets
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Rapid Formation of Molecular Clouds and Stars in the Solar Neighborhood
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