# Star formation near the Sun is driven by expansion of the Local Bubble

@article{Zucker2022StarFN,
title={Star formation near the Sun is driven by expansion of the Local Bubble},
author={Catherine Zucker and Alyssa A. Goodman and Jo{\~a}o Alves and Shmuel Bialy and Michael M. Foley and Joshua S. Speagle and Josefa Gro$\beta$schedl and Douglas P. Finkbeiner and Andreas Burkert and Diana Khimey and Cameren N. Swiggum},
journal={Nature},
year={2022},
volume={601},
pages={334-337}
}
• Published 12 January 2022
• Physics, Geology
• Nature
For decades we have known that the Sun lies within the Local Bubble, a cavity of low-density, high-temperature plasma surrounded by a shell of cold, neutral gas and dust 1 – 3 . However, the precise shape and extent of this shell 4 , 5 , the impetus and timescale for its formation 6 , 7 , and its relationship to nearby star formation 8 have remained uncertain, largely due to low-resolution models of the local interstellar medium. Here we report an analysis of the three-dimensional positions…
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