THE MILKY WAY PROJECT: A STATISTICAL STUDY OF MASSIVE STAR FORMATION ASSOCIATED WITH INFRARED BUBBLES

@article{Kendrew2012THEMW,
  title={THE MILKY WAY PROJECT: A STATISTICAL STUDY OF MASSIVE STAR FORMATION ASSOCIATED WITH INFRARED BUBBLES},
  author={Sarah Kendrew and Rane Simpson and Eli Bressert and Matthew S. Povich and Reid Sherman and Chris J. Lintott and T. P. Robitaille and Kevin Schawinski and Grace Wolf-Chase},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={755}
}
The Milky Way Project citizen science initiative recently increased the number of known infrared bubbles in the inner Galactic plane by an order of magnitude compared to previous studies. We present a detailed statistical analysis of this data set with the Red MSX Source (RMS) catalog of massive young stellar sources to investigate the association of these bubbles with massive star formation. We particularly address the question of massive triggered star formation near infrared bubbles. We find… 
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