The Orion Nebula Cluster is the closest region massive star formation, the type of region in which our Sun was formed. Because of its proximity and status as an exemplar, this region has been the subject of multiple investigations from X-rays through long radio wavelengths. Work with the Hubble Space Telescope has been useful in revealing circumstellar material involved in low-mass star formation and outflows that seem to be a natural byproduct. Fortunately, the long lifetime and high spatial resolution of the HST has allow us to understand these flows. The bottom line is that the eponymous cluster is but one of three centers of local star formation and their is fossil evidence for a fourth, earlier center.
May 1, 2009
Array Operations Center Auditorium
All NRAO employees are invited to attend via video, available in Charlottesville Room 230, Green Bank Room 137 and Tucson N525.
Local Host: Miller Goss