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Outflows and jets from massive star-forming clusters

Research paper by H. Beuther

Indexed on: 28 Apr '04Published on: 28 Apr '04Published in: Astrophysics



Abstract

Studying outflows from young massive star-forming clusters allows one to deduce physical processes that lead to the formation of the most massive stars. I will review the current state of high-spatial-resolution interferometric (sub-)mm studies of massive molecular outflows and their implications for high-mass star formation. A possible evolutionary scenario for massive outflows with highly collimated structures at the very beginning and more wind-like outflows at later stages will be outlined.