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Paper: Star formation - Observations
Volume: 20, Frontiers of Stellar Evolution: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of McDonald Observatory (1939-1989)
Page: 45
Authors: Evans, Neal J., II
Abstract: Star-formation theories can be tested in light of observational evidence of star formation scenarios on the scales of galaxies, Galactic molecular clouds, and individual star-formation regions. Attention is presently given to the relative importance of atomic and molecular gas in star formation, the role of stimulated star formation, the existence of disks around stars undergoing formation, and the effect of spiral density waves. Attention is given to the processes of cloud cores and core collapse. The development of a theory of binary star formation will require the resolution of the issue as to the presence of a disk in the formation scenario, as indicated by the observation of spectral lines at higher resolutions.
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