Star formation in galaxies

proceedings of a conference held at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, June 16-19, 1986
  • 788 Pages
  • 3.52 MB
  • English

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Scientific and Technical Information Branch , Washington, D.C
Stars -- Formation -- Congresses., Galaxies -- Congresses., Astrophysics -- Congre
StatementNASA Office of Space Science and Applications.
SeriesNASA conference publication ;, 2466
ContributionsUnited States. Office of Space Science and Applications.
LC ClassificationsQB806 .S755 1987
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 788 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2495118M
LC Control Number87602239

Star formation is the process by which dense regions within molecular clouds in interstellar space, sometimes referred to as "stellar nurseries" or "star-forming regions", collapse and form stars.

As a branch of astronomy, star formation includes the study of the interstellar medium (ISM) and giant molecular clouds (GMC) as precursors to the star formation process, and the study of protostars.

Jul 03,  · This book, Galaxies, is a book on a grand scale, as is its subject. By looking at the constituent elements of a galaxy--stars, nebulae, star clusters, supernovae and black holes--Ferris introduces us to the life cycle of stars and some of the dynamics of galactic formation and evolution.

Some of the more stunning photographs of this book /5(11). In this chapter, the idea of star formation in spiral galaxies is addressed. In particular the affect that certain models of spiral structure have on the location of star formation in spiral galaxies is discussed.

Readers are introduced to the large-scale shock scenario. Some stars may have formed even before the first star clusters and galaxies came into existence. Some galaxy-galaxy collisions triggered massive bursts of star formation, and some of these led to the formation of black holes.

In that rich, crowded environment, black holes found constant food and grew in mass. May 28,  · Buy Physics of Star Formation in Galaxies: Saas-Fee Advanced Course Lecture Notes Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy on FREE SHIPPING on Cited by: For a while, most astronomers thought that all galaxies formed very early in the history of the universe and that the differences between them had to do with the rate of star formation.

Ellipticals were those galaxies in which all the interstellar matter was converted rapidly into stars. Get this from a library. Physics of star formation in galaxies. [F Palla; Hans Zinnecker; André Maeder; G Meynet] -- The book begins with a historical introduction, "Star Formation: The Early History", that presents new material of interest for students and historians of science.

This is followed by two long. The study of galaxy formation and evolution is concerned with the processes that formed a heterogeneous universe from a homogeneous beginning, the formation of the first galaxies, the way galaxies change over time, and the processes that have generated the. Dec 26,  · Star formation galaxies mapped by radio telescopes The images help astronomers better understand the history of star formation in our universe over billions of years.

Witnessing a Rash of Star Formation in Long-Quiet Dwarf Galaxies For billions of years, two tiny dwarf galaxies lived quiet lives out on their own in a relatively empty part of space, far from other galaxies that were growing from mergers and igniting a rush of new star.

Nov 04,  · This book is a comprehensive treatment of star formation, one of the most active fields of modern astronomy. The reader is guided through the subject in a logically compelling manner. Starting from a general description of stars and interstellar clouds, the.

Jun 01,  · This book provides a modern introduction to the study of star formation, at a level suitable for graduate students or advanced undergraduates in astrophysics. The first third of the book provides a review of the observational phenomenology and then the basic physical processes that are.

Stellar Formation focuses on the properties, distributions, characteristics, and formation of stars and galaxies.

The manuscript first offers information on locations of star formation, as well as the distribution of interstellar gas, clouds, and globules; spatial relationships between young stars and interstellar matter; and distribution of young stars.

@article{osti_, title = {Gasdynamics and star formation in interacting and merging galaxies}, author = {Olson, K.M. and Kwan, J.}, abstractNote = {The effects of various parameters on the interaction of two galaxies and on the gas cloud collisions which are induced to occur are considered by examining several simulations of an.

Jan 27,  · This means that they have found evidence that black holes in dwarf galaxies not only affect star formation, on the whole they appear to suppress it.

That’s a big deal. First of all, dwarf galaxies are the most common kind of galaxy in the Universe, so knowing how they behave is important to understanding galaxies as a class.

The book begins with a historical introduction, "Star Formation: The Early History", that presents new material of interest for students and historians of science. This is followed by two long articles on "Pre-Main-Sequence Evolution of Stars and Young Clusters" and "Observations of Young Stellar Objects".

The physics of star formation forming stars, may be chaotic and create a large dispersion in the properties of stars and stellar systems. Thus, star formation processes, like most natural phenomena, probably involve a combination of regularity and randomness.

Some outcomes of star formation processes that are particularly important to. New book chronicles the space program; Astrophysical Journal, shows that winds of energetic gas and particles blasted out by supermassive black holes can stop star formation in dwarf galaxies. Feb 10,  · And how does star formation in galaxies relate to the growth of the supermassive black holes that may be lurking at their centres, masked by huge reservoirs of dust.

As the authors put it, “hidden quasar, or protogalaxy. Monster, or baby?” The authors of this paper gather observations across the spectrum to investigate the physics of this.

Stellar Formation brings together knowledge about the formation of stars. In seeking to determine the conditions necessary for star formation, this book examines questions such as how, where, and why stars form, and at what rate and with what properties.

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Aug 09,  · As galaxies move through their cluster, the denser gas between galaxies is thought to strip away the sparser molecular gas within galaxies, removing their. The position of nonelliptical galaxies in the two-color (B-V, U-B) diagram is examined for objects in the de Vaucouleurs' revised catalog.

A correction is applied for internal reddening in the galaxies. The star-formation rate sequence (SFRS) in the two-color diagram is compared with theoretical.

Star formation is a complex, multi-dimensional process, which is actively studied by computer modeling (see e.g. [1, 2]). It is not possible to describe here in any detail all of the physical processes involved (some books on the subject are [3–5]). Instead we consider a naïve analytical approach involving the Jeans mass, which is a measure.

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Many galaxies continue to form new generations of stars. The Milky Way, and all spiral shaped galaxies like it (see right side image of NGC ), produce new stars at a rate of one or two stars per year. This star formation happens in the vast interstellar clouds that account for about 1% to 10% of the mass of these galaxies.

Globular star. In book: Introducing the Stars, pp This paper discusses the type of interstellar-medium observations that are used to determine the global star formation rates in galaxies or parts of. Star Formation We all know that when you press the trigger on an aerosol can the gas goes out of the can because gas pressure is generally a much stronger force than gravity.

Coming up with a theory of star formation comes up against this same basic phenomena when trying to explain how the first [ ]. Dec 03,  · This finding is expected to give astronomers a new and promising way to study how material flowed in and out of early galaxies, which was central.

Sep 30,  · Most measurements of the star formation history assume that star formation occurred in one burst at a constant rate over Myr. This assumption might be true for spiral galaxies evolving by themselves. However, the star formation history for a galaxy that had violent mergers in the past is likely to be much more complicated.

However, lower mass star formation is occurring about – light years distant in the ρ Ophiuchi cloud complex. A more compact site of star formation is the opaque clouds of dense gas and dust known as Bok globules; so named after the astronomer Bart Bok.

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The goal of this book is to show how physical principles can be used to understand the for-mation and evolution of galaxies. Viewed as a physical process, galaxy formation and evolution involve two different aspects: (i) initial and boundary conditions; and (ii) physical processes which drive evolution.

Nov 11,  · This book provides an introduction to the field of star formation at a level suitable for graduate students or advanced undergraduates in astronomy or physics.

The structure of the book is as follows. The first two chapters begin with a discussion of observational techniques, and the basic phenomenology they reveal. The goal is to familiarize students with the basic techniques that will be Cited by: 8.Second, the various methods to measure star formation rates are discussed (star formation tracers, timescales, calibrations, limits).

Finally, the observational status concerning star formation in galaxies (its relation to other quantities and its evolution) is presented. The Schmidt Law (star formation rate-gas relationship) is amply discussed.Jan 09,  · For starters, as predicted, the regions of around the galaxies’ central black holes demonstrated a clear dampening influence on the rate of star formation.

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