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Massive Star Formation in the Ultraviolet Observed with the Hubble Space Telescope
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The UV Perspective of Low-Mass Star Formation

Hamburger Sternwarte, University of Hamburg, 21029 Hamburg, Germany
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research; Cambridge, MA 02109, USA
Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado, Denver, CO 80203, USA
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Galaxies 2020, 8(1), 27;
Received: 16 January 2020 / Revised: 28 February 2020 / Accepted: 29 February 2020 / Published: 21 March 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Star Formation in the Ultraviolet)
The formation of low-mass ( M 2 M ) stars in molecular clouds involves accretion disks and jets, which are of broad astrophysical interest. Accreting stars represent the closest examples of these phenomena. Star and planet formation are also intimately connected, setting the starting point for planetary systems like our own. The ultraviolet (UV) spectral range is particularly suited for studying star formation, because virtually all relevant processes radiate at temperatures associated with UV emission processes or have strong observational signatures in the UV range. In this review, we describe how UV observations provide unique diagnostics for the accretion process, the physical properties of the protoplanetary disk, and jets and outflows. View Full-Text
Keywords: star formation; ultraviolet; low-mass stars star formation; ultraviolet; low-mass stars
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Schneider, P.C.; Günther, H.M.; France, K. The UV Perspective of Low-Mass Star Formation. Galaxies 2020, 8, 27.

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