Most Stars (and Planets?) Are Born in Intense Radiation Fields

26 Mar 2020 Lee Eve J. Hopkins Philip F.

Protostars and young stars are strongly spatially "clustered" or "correlated" within their natal giant molecular clouds (GMCs). We demonstrate that such clustering leads to the conclusion that the incident bolometric radiative flux upon a random young star/disc is enhanced (relative to volume-averaged fluxes) by a factor which increases with the total stellar mass of the complex... (read more)

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  • SOLAR AND STELLAR ASTROPHYSICS
  • EARTH AND PLANETARY ASTROPHYSICS
  • ASTROPHYSICS OF GALAXIES