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Paper: Star and Planet Formation Near OB Stars (Invited Review)
Volume: 287, Galactic Star Formation Across the Stellar Mass Spectrum
Page: 263
Authors: Bally, J.
Abstract: Massive stars can either trigger or stop star formation. Under some circumstances, their radiation fields and mass flows can induce gravitational collapse in adjacent clouds or trigger their formation. But, these forces can also ablate cloud cores, circumstellar envelopes, and disks, thereby limiting the growth of the protostars they contain. Studies of Orion provide insights into the lives of typical low mass stars and forming planetary systems during the first ten million years of their existence. Dynamical effects and radiation fields may profoundly influence the shape of the initial mass function (IMF) and pose hazards to the formation of planetary systems.
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