The Evolution of Protostars: Insights from Ten Years of Infrared Surveys with Spitzer and Herschel

@article{Dunham2014TheEO,
  title={The Evolution of Protostars: Insights from Ten Years of Infrared Surveys with Spitzer and Herschel},
  author={Michael M. Dunham and Amelia M. Stutz and Lori E. Allen and Neal J. Evans and William J. Fischer and S. Thomas Megeath and Philip C. Myers and Stella S. R. Offner and Charles A. Poteet and John J. Tobin and Eduard I. Vorobyov},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics of Galaxies},
  year={2014},
  pages={195}
}
Stars form from the gravitational collapse of dense molecular cloud cores. In the protostellar phase, mass accretes from the core onto a protostar, likely through an accretion disk, and it is during this phase that the initial masses of stars and the initial conditions for planet formation are set. Over the past decade, new observational capabilities provided by the Spitzer Space Telescope and Herschel Space Observatory have enabled wide-field surveys of entire star-forming clouds with… 
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