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An evolutionary timeline for high-mass star formation

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Ellingsen, SP and Breen, SL and Voronkov, MA and Caswell, JL and Chen, X and Titmarsh, AM, An evolutionary timeline for high-mass star formation, Science with Parkes @ 50 Years Young, 31st October - 4th November 2012, Parkes, NSW, pp. 1-4. (2012) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]


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Abstract

The details of the physical process through which high-mass stars form remains nearly as much of a mystery now as it was when the Parkes radio telescope commenced operation. The energy output from high-mass stars influence, or directly drive many important processes in the evolution of galaxies and so understanding in detail when and how they form is important for a broad range of fields of astrophysics. Interstellar masers are one of the most readily observed signposts of regions where young high-mass stars have formed. We have recently made great progress towards using the different maser species and transitions to construct a maser-based evolutionary timeline for high-mass star formation. Here we give an overview of this work, highlighting the particular contribution that past and on-going observations with the Parkes 64m radio telescope have made to this area.

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Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:ISM:molecules masers radio lines: ISM stars: formation
Research Division:Physical Sciences
Research Group:Astronomical and Space Sciences
Research Field:Cosmology and Extragalactic Astronomy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences
Author:Ellingsen, SP (Professor Simon Ellingsen)
Author:Titmarsh, AM (Miss Anita Titmarsh)
ID Code:85108
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Mathematics and Physics
Deposited On:2013-06-14
Last Modified:2013-06-27
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