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Paper: The Ara OB 1a Association
Volume: 5, Handbook of Star Forming Regions:
Volume II, The Southern Sky
Page: 388
Authors: Wolk, S.J.; Comerón, F.; Bourke, T.
Abstract: The Ara OB1a association is one of the closest sites where triggered star formation is visible for multiple generations of massive stars. At about 1.3 kpc distance, it contains complex environments including cleared young clusters, embedded infrared clusters, CO clouds with no evidence of star formation, and clouds with evidence of ongoing star formation. In this review we discuss the research on this region spanning the last half-century. It has been proposed that the current configuration is the result of an expanding wave of neutral gas set in motion between 10–40 million years ago in combination with photoionization from the current epoch.
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