Multiple stellar generations in massive star forming complexes

J.S. Clark, B. Davies, Mark Thompson

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Abstract

The formation of massive stars is an outstanding problem in stellar evolution. However, it is expected
that they are (predominantly) born in heirarchical environments within massive young clusters, which in turn
are located within larger star forming complexes that reflect the underlying structure of the natal molecular
cloud. Initial observations of such regions suggest that multiple generations of stars and proto-stars are present,
necessitating a multiwavelength approach to yield a full (proto-)stellar census; in this contribution we provide
an overview of just such an observational approach for Galactic examples, focusing on the G305 complex.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-228
Number of pages6
JournalBulletin de la Societe Royale des Sciences de Liege
Volume80
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011
Event39th Liege Int Astroph Coll - Liege, Belgium
Duration: 12 Jul 201017 Jul 2010

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