Yale: A New Map for a Birthplace of Stars

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Yale: A New Map for a Birthplace of Stars

Post by bystander » Wed May 16, 2018 3:51 pm

A New Map for a Birthplace of Stars
Yale University | 2018 May 16
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A Yale-led research group has created the most detailed maps yet of a vast seedbed of stars similar to Earth’s Sun.

The maps provide unprecedented detail of the structure of the Orion A molecular cloud, the closest star-forming region of high-mass stars. Orion A hosts a variety of star-forming environments, including dense star clusters similar to the one where Earth’s Sun is believed to have formed.

“Our maps probe a wide range of physical scales needed to study how stars form in molecular clouds, and how young stars impact their parent cloud,” said Yale postdoctoral associate Shuo Kong ...

Kong said the team constructed its maps of the Orion A cloud by combining data from a single-dish telescope and an interferometer. The Yale Center for Research Computing assisted in handling the large dataset and producing the images.

The dataset and maps are collectively known as the CARMA-NRO Orion Survey. The name refers to the Combined Array for Research in Millimeter Astronomy (CARMA), an interferometer that was located in California, and the Nobeyama Radio Observatory (NRO) telescope, in Japan. ...

The CARMA-NRO Orion Survey - Shuo Kong et al
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Re: Yale: A New Map for a Birthplace of Stars

Post by neufer » Wed May 16, 2018 8:08 pm

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