3 years ago

Fire from Ice - Massive Star Birth from Infrared Dark Clouds.

Jonathan C. Tan

I review massive star formation in our Galaxy, focusing on initial conditions in Infrared Dark Clouds (IRDCs), including the search for massive pre-stellar cores (PSCs), and modeling of later stages of massive protostars, i.e., hot molecular cores (HMCs). I highlight how developments in astrochemistry, coupled with rapidly improving theoretical/computational and observational capabilities are helping to improve our understanding of the complex process of massive star formation.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1710.11607

DOI: arXiv:1710.11607v1

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