Open clusters in a dispersing molecular cloud

H. C. Chen, C. M. Ko

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Star clusters are formed in molecular clouds which are believed to be the birth places of most stars. From recent observational data, Lada & Lada (2003) estimated that only 4 to 7% of the proto-clusters have survived. A possible reason is the dispersion of molecular clouds by UV radiation, stellar winds or supernova explosions. We study the cloud dispersion in the embedded clusters by N-body simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1053-1056
Number of pages4
JournalAstronomische Nachrichten
Issue number9-10
StatePublished - Dec 2008


  • Methods: N-body simulations
  • Open clusters and associations: general


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