Magnetic fields are a crucial part of star formation. Read on whether and how the magnetic field strength dissipates during the early collapsing phase.
Water is essential for life, but where does it come from? Read on and learn that a significant amount is inherited from the interstellar medium.
Spherical cows have a long and storied history in physics, but does this type of crude approximation lead to realistic conclusions in the case of star formation? The combination of large- and small- scale simulations tests this idea.
Can we find galaxies using the light emitted by their star forming regions? The authors of this paper explore a technique that would allow us to reach relatively unexplored epochs of the Universe.
Massive stars emit energetic radiation and expel strong winds that can disrupt their natal environments. New simulations show that these effects are important in the evolution of stellar nurseries and can account for some of the observed low efficiency of star formation.
In today’s “astrophysical classic”, we delve into the seminal paper behind the Kennicutt-Schmidt relation, the empirical correlation between the star formation rate and gas density.