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Paper: Theories of Massive Star Formation: Collisions, Accretion and the View from the "I" of Orion (Invited Review)
Volume: 287, Galactic Star Formation Across the Stellar Mass Spectrum
Page: 207
Authors: Tan, J. C.
Abstract: I review the arguments motivating models for massive star formation via stellar collisions. I then describe how the standard accretion scenario, involving the collapse of a quasi-hydrostatic gas core, can produce high mass stars in the pressurized regions of forming star clusters. I argue that the observational evidence, particularly in the Orion hot core, favors the standard accretion paradigm.
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