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The study of star formation with IRAS

Beichman, Charles A. (1988) The study of star formation with IRAS. In: Comets to Cosmology. Lecture Notes in Physics. No.297. Springer Berlin Heidelberg , Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 148-158. ISBN 9783540190523.

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A brief review is made of how IRAS has advanced our understanding of star formation. The IRAS survey has revealed the presence of embedded infrared sources within small, dense cores of molecular gas. Some of these objects may be protostars of roughly solar mass deriving a substantial fraction of their energy from infalling material. Circumstellar disks appear to surround many young stars, both in the embedded phase and, later, as T Tauri stars. IRAS also cataloged regions of high mass star formation across the galaxy. These data may lead to an understanding of what triggers the formation of such stars. Finally, while high mass star formation obviously contributes strongly to the infrared emission from galaxies, observations within the Galaxy show that a substantial fraction of infrared emission comes from dust heated by the ambient radiation field and not directly by young stars.

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Additional Information:© Springer-Verlag 1988. Part of this work was funded by the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center at the California Institute of Technology and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory as part of NASA's Extended Mission program. JPL is operated by the California Institute of Technology under contract to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. I would like to thank M. Rowan-Robinson and the scientific organizing committee for providing travel support.
Group:Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC)
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Subject Keywords:Star Formation; Molecular Cloud; Star Formation; Rate Spectral Energy Distribution; Young Star
Series Name:Lecture Notes in Physics
Issue or Number:297
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