View Full Version : Podcast: Stellar Nurseries

2007-Jul-23, 05:26 PM
We've discussed star formation in the past, but now we wanted to talk about the different kinds of stellar nurseries we see across the Universe. We know where our Sun came from because we can look out and see different stellar neighborhoods at every stage of development. ...

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2007-Jul-23, 11:14 PM
Why stellar nurseries do not dissipate before stars are formed?
I am guessing the stellar wind plays a crucial role in wiping off the remnants of molecular clouds from star clusters after stars formation phase is complete, but I am not sure why stars clusters tend to dissipate later?
Is this dissipation tendency present even before the stars are formed, but it is simply not strong enough so the star formation has enough time to start taking place, prompted by localized collapse of part(s) of cloud, and possibly later pushed further by stellar winds and/or supernova explosion(s)?

Ns Ehrlich
2007-Jul-25, 05:54 AM
This particular show was great, thank you.