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Paper: Violent Star Formation in W49A
Volume: 132, Star Formation with the Infrared Space Observatory (ISO)
Page: 318
Authors: Whitworth, A. P.; Boffin, H. M. J.; Francis, N.
Abstract: The essential characteristics of W49A can be attributed to a supersonic collision between two molecular clouds. The resulting shocked layer has fragmented to produce a necklace of protostellar beads, out of which have condensed the high-mass stars which excite the HII regions we see today. This model is supported by numerical simulations.
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