University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

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Friday, February 13th 2015
Speaker: Terry J. Jones, U Minnesota, MIfA
Subject: Probing the Earliest Stages of Massive Star Formation

Massive star formation is still poorly understood. These stars evolve quickly and have a profound effect on their immediate environment, yet they often form dense clusters of OB stars. Using SOFIA Mid-IR imaging, Hershel photometry, CSO Sub-mm polarimetry, and the GPIPS database, we explore the nature of massive star formation in the G034.43+00.24 Infrared Dark Cloud. In particular, we investigate a luminous Class 0 YSO (MM1), which is embedded in a very dense molecular cloud core thousands of visual magnitudes thick.

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