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Proposal Information for 2010A-0234


PI: Patrick Hartigan, Rice University, hartigan@sparky.rice.edu
Address: Physics Department, 6100 S. Main, Houston, TX 77005, USA

CoI: Jacob Palmer, Rice University
CoI: Brent Blue, General Atomics
CoI: Melissa Douglas, LANL
CoI: Adam Frank, University of Rochester
CoI: John Foster, AWE
CoI: Paula Rosen, AWE

Title: Star Formation, Globules, Outflows and Clusters in Carina OB1

Abstract: We propose to survey the entire 2.5^\circ\times2.5^\circ of Carina OB1, the premier massive star forming region in the southern sky, for globules, clusters, jets, and young stars with near-IR images from NEWFIRM. Deep JHK images will provide a census of the protostellar disks and clusters in the area, while the H_2 images reveal jets and outflows. The H_2 observations will also clarify how winds and ultraviolet radiation from massive stars destroy globules and their remnant molecular clouds, a process our team is studying with scaled laboratory experiments. The proposed survey will be the first to fully cover this spectacular area of star formation in the near-infrared, and will show how the different clusters, flows, globules, and massive stars within this complex region relate to one another.


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