The RMS survey : Galactic distribution of massive star formation

@article{Urquhart2014TheRS,
  title={The RMS survey : Galactic distribution of massive star formation},
  author={James S. Urquhart and Charles Figura and T. T.J. and M G Hoare and S. L. Lumsden and Joseph C. Mottram and Mark A. Thompson and R. D. Oudmaijer MPIfR and Wartburg College and Liverpool John Moores University and University of Leeds and Leiden Observatory and University of Hertfordshire},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2014},
  volume={437},
  pages={1791-1807}
}
We have used the well-selected sample of~1750 embedded, young, massive stars identified by the Red MSX Source (RMS) survey to investigate the Galactic distribution of recent massive star formation. We present molecular line observations for ~800 sources without existing radial velocities. We describe the various methods used to assign distances extracted from the literature and solve the distance ambiguities towards approximately 200 sources located within the solar circle using archival HI… 

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