Star formation in unbound giant molecular clouds: the origin of OB associations?

Abstract

We investigate the formation of star clusters in an unbound GMC, where the supporting kinetic energy is twice as large as the cloud’s self-gravity. This cloud manages to form a series of star clusters and disperse, all within roughly 2 crossing times (10 Myr), supporting recent claims that star formation is a rapid process. Simple assumptions about the… (More)

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@inproceedings{Clark2005StarFI, title={Star formation in unbound giant molecular clouds: the origin of OB associations?}, author={Paul C. Clark and Ian A. Bonnell and Hans Zinnecker and Matthew R. Bate}, year={2005} }