Astrophysics (index)

Star-Forming Region

(SFR, SF Region, Stellar Nursery)
(areas forming stars or ripe for star formation)

A Star-Forming Region (SF Region, Stellar Nursery, SFR) is a region in space where Star Formation (SF) is taking place, or could happen. The presence of Protostars is a clear sign, as well as a dense Molecular Cloud, perhaps with Cosmic Dust.

Note: the abbreviation "SFR" is also used for Star Formation Rate (SFR).


(star formation,clouds,molecular hydrogen,gas)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_formation
https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Stars/Star-forming_regions

Referenced by:
Bar
Herschel Orion Protostar Survey (HOPS)
Intensity Mapping
Infrared Dark Cloud (IRDC)
Infrared Space Observatory (ISO)
Lyman-Break Galaxy (LBG)
Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC)
Maser
Nessie
PAH Emissions
Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex
Scutum-Centaurus Arm
Star Formation History (SFH)
Star Formation Rate (SFR)
Star Formation (SF)
Taurus-Auriga Complex
Taurus Molecular Cloud 1 (TMC-1)
Trapezium Cluster
Young Stellar Object (YSO)

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