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, Francesca; Ray, Thomas P.; Eislöffel, Jochen; Woitas, Jens; Coffey, Deirdre||Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/11161||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:||Jets; Outflows; Stars; Formation; High angular resolution||Other versions:||http://www.arcetri.astro.it/~volt04/
|Language:||en||Status of Item:||Not peer reviewed||Is part of:||Testi, L. and Natta, A. Low-mass stars and brown dwarfs: IMF, accretion and activity.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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