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Paper: Embedded Stellar Clusters
Volume: 323, Star Formation in the Interstellar Medium: In Honor of David Hollenbach, Chris McKee, and Frank Shu
Page: 161
Authors: Lada, C.J.
Abstract: Over the past decade embedded clusters have become recognized as the primary sites of star formation in giant molecular clouds. Although most stars form in such systems and such systems are the progenitors of classical open clusters, their basic physical properties are not well established. Here I present a brief summary of the current status of knowledge concerning such fundamental properties as the mass function, birthrate, mortality and structure of these protocluster systems.
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