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Massive star birth : a crossroads of astrophysics : proceedings of the 227th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union held in Acireale, Italy, May 16-20, 2005 / edited by Riccardo Cesaroni ... [et al.].

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Corporate Author:
International Astronomical Union. Symposium (227th : 2005 : Acireale, Italy)
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2005
Imprint:
Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Format:
  • Book, Conference Proceedings
  • xxii, 460 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
  • Session I: High-mass star formation near and far-- Session 2: The natal precursors of OB stars-- Session 3: Properties of high-mass protostars-- Session 4: Massive star birth in clusters-- Session 5: Ending the symposium.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Publisher's Summary:
Massive stars, those with between 10 and 100 times the mass of the Sun, are among the rarest stars of all. They live fast and die young, but during their short lives produce the most dramatic effects on the surrounding interstellar medium in terms of dynamics, ionization, and chemical enrichment. Until a few decades ago massive star birth was literally shrouded in mystery, since these stars are born deep inside dense clouds of swirling dust and gas that obscure our view. At IAU S227, more than 200 of the world's leading astronomers presented a cornucopia of new results concerning the birth and infancy of massive stars. These proceedings show the achievements reached in this field, due to observations in the radio at mm and sub-mm wavelengths and in the infrared, and to theoretical models that simulate what happens in the cradle of a massive star.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Contributor:
Cesaroni, Riccardo.
Series:
IAU symposium and colloquium proceedings series, 1743-9213
IAU symposium and colloquium proceedings series.
Subjects:
ISBN:
9780521851985
052185198X

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