Phillips, J. P. and White, Glenn J.
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Orion A is one of the nearest and best studied regions of star formation, the strongest CO source so far detected, and a particularly fruitful region in the search for new and ever more exotic molecules. A stellar wind, with genesis in some newly formed or forming star, is being power driven into a surrounding placental cloud. The resulting shocks lead to densities of order 1 x 106 1cm-3 or higher, and gas kinetic temperatures T ~ 2000 K, causing excitation of H2 quadrupole emission in the near infrared and the higher rotational transitions of CO in the far-infrared.
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|Copyright Holders:||1982 Not known|
|Extra Information:||ESA The Scientific Importance of Submillimeter Observations
(SEE N83-22034 11-88)
|Keywords:||molecular rotation; Orion constellation; quadrupoles; stellar evolution; stellar winds; thermal shock; velocity distribution; carbon monoxide; density (mass/volume); gas temperature; hydrogen; kinematics; molecular clouds; protostars|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Science > Physical Sciences|
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)|
|Depositing User:||G. J. White|
|Date Deposited:||07 Jun 2012 07:56|
|Last Modified:||07 Jun 2012 07:56|
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