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The 'collect and collapse' model

The 'collect and collapse' model

Date: 06 May 2010
Satellite: Herschel
Copyright: Deharveng & Zavagno, LAM, France

A schematic view of the so-called 'collect and collapse' model. In this scenario the formation of a new generation of stars is triggered by the expansion of an HII region which is being ionised and blown by a massive star from a previous generation. This model was first proposed by Elmegreen & Lada in 1977.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
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