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Paper: Low and High Mass Star Formation in theW3, W4, and W5 Regions
Volume: 4, Handbook of Star Forming Regions:
Volume I, The Northern Sky
Page: 264
Authors: Megeath, S.T.; Townsley, L.K.; Oey, M.S.; Tieftrunk, A.R.
Abstract: Since their discovery, the W3, W4, and W5 regions have been extensively studied from multi-parsec down to 100 AU size scales. W3 contains one of the richest and best studied populations of young, deeply embedded massive stars within 2 kpc of the Sun. W4 is one of the nearest examples of a galactic superbubble powered by the winds and supernovae of OB stars. W3 and W5 contain new generations of star formation that appear to have been triggered by previous generations of OB stars. Although these regions have been primarily studied as sites of massive star formation, more recent work has also established the presence of thousands of young, low-mass stars. In total, these regions form an excellent laboratory to study the formation and early evolution of massive stars, the relationship between low- and high-mass star formation, and the role of feedback in regulating star formation.
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