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Paper: The Circinus Star Forming Complex
Monograph: 5, Handbook of Star Forming Regions:
Volume II, The Southern Sky
Page: 285
Abstract: The Circinus giant molecular cloud is a little explored region that deserves closer study owing to the many signs of vigorous low-mass star formation in the form of Hα emission stars, Herbig-Haro objects, molecular outflows, and embedded sources. The western part of the cloud complex has a filamentary structure with numerous cavities, indicating the effect of powerful molecular outflows. It is likely that the current strong star formation activity was triggered by a supernova explosion. Our present limited knowledge about this region is summarized, and several particularly interesting sources are discussed.
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