The Formation of Sunlike Stars

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)564-572
Journal / PublicationScience
Volume248
Issue number4955
Publication statusPublished - 4 May 1990
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Understanding how stars like the sun formed constitutes one of the principal challenges confronting modern astrophysics. In recent years, advances in observational technology, particularly at infrared and millimeter wave-lengths, have produced an avalanche of critical data and unexpected discoveries about the process of star formation, which is blocked from external view at optical and shorter wavelengths by an obscuring blanket of interstellar dust. Fueled by this new knowledge, a comprehensive empirical picture of stellar genesis is beginning to emerge, laying the foundations for a coherent theory of the birth of sunlike stars.

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The Formation of Sunlike Stars. / LADA, Charles J.; SHU, Frank H.

In: Science, Vol. 248, No. 4955, 04.05.1990, p. 564-572.

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