The accretion/ejection paradigm of low mass stars tested with HST

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Title: The accretion/ejection paradigm of low mass stars tested with HST
Authors: Bacciotti, FrancescaRay, Thomas P.Eislöffel, JochenWoitas, JensCoffey, Deirdre
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Date: 1-Jan-2005
Online since: 2019-10-18T11:02:48Z
Abstract: In the last few years new investigation techniques have allowed us to study in depth the spectacular phenomenon of protostellar jets, and to test the validity of the proposed models for their acceleration. In this contribution we review the current knowledge on the subject, with a special emphasis on the recent achievements obtained thanks to observations at high angular resolution, like those performed at subarcsecond scales with the Hubble Space Telescope. These results have made us able to define more clearly the morphology, kinematics, excitation of the flows on small scales, and, in turn, to derive stringent constraints for the physical processes at work. The novel information acquired puts us in a very good position to plan theoretical and observational studies aimed at understanding if similar accretion/ejection processes are also at work during the formation of Brown Dwarfs. If scaled-down versions of Herbig-Haro jets are found associated to these objects, then it would mean that the wellknown formation scenario of solar–mass stars is truly universal.
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: Società Astronomica Italiana
Copyright (published version): 2005 Società Astronomica Italiana
Keywords: JetsOutflowsStarsFormationHigh angular resolution
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Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Is part of: Testi, L. and Natta, A. Low-mass stars and brown dwarfs: IMF, accretion and activity. Volterra, October 17-20, 2004
Conference Details: Low-mass stars and brown dwarfs: IMF, accretion and activity ,Volterra, Italy, 17-20 October 2004
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