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An Astrophysical Laboratory: Understanding and Exploiting the Young Massive Cluster Westerlund 1

Clark, Simon; Negueruela, Ignacio; Ritchie, Ben; Najarro, Paco; Langer, Norbert; Crowther, Paul; Bartlett, Liz; Fenech, Danielle; González-Fernández, Carlos; Goodwin, Simon; Lohr, Marcus and Prinja, Raman (2015). An Astrophysical Laboratory: Understanding and Exploiting the Young Massive Cluster Westerlund 1. The Messenger, 159 pp. 30–35.

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Abstract

Westerlund 1 provides a unique opportunity to probe the physics of massive stars, from birth to death and beyond, as well as the formation and evolution of a super star cluster that appears destined to evolve into a globular cluster. We highlight the result of current studies of this cluster, its diverse stellar constituents and immediate environment, concluding with a summary of future research avenues enabled by ESO facilities.

Item Type: Journal Item
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Physical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Astronomy
Item ID: 53994
Depositing User: J. Simon Clark
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2018 14:31
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 17:51
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/53994
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