Star formation in the vicinity of nuclear black holes: young stellar objects close to Sgr A*

@article{Jalali2014StarFI,
  title={Star formation in the vicinity of nuclear black holes: young stellar objects close to Sgr A*},
  author={Behrang Jalali and F. Inti Pelupessy and Andreas Eckart and Simon Portegies Zwart and Nadeen B. Sabha and Abhijeet Borkar and Jihane Moultaka and K. Muvzi'c and Lydia Moser},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2014},
  volume={444},
  pages={1205-1220}
}
It is often assumed that the strong gravitational field of a super-massive black hole disrupts an adjacent molecular cloud preventing classical star formation in the deep potential well of the black hole. Yet, young stars have been observed across the entire nuclear star cluster of the Milky Way including the region close ($<$0.5~pc) to the central black hole, Sgr A*. Here, we focus particularly on small groups of young stars, such as IRS 13N located 0.1 pc away from Sgr A*, which is suggested… 
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