Outflow, Infall, and Protostars in the Star-forming Core W3-se
Wright, M. C. H.
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CitationZhu, Lei, Jun-Hui Zhao, and M. C. H. Wright. 2011. “Outflow, Infall, and Protostars in the Star-forming Core W3-se.” The Astrophysical Journal 740 (2): 114. https://doi.org/10.1088/0004-637x/740/2/114.
AbstractWe report new results on outflow and infall in the star-forming cores W3-SE SMA-1 and SMA-2 based on analysis of similar to 2 ''.5 resolution observations of the molecular lines HCN(3-2), HCO+(3-2), N2H+(3-2), and CH3OH(5(2,3)-4(1,3)) with the Submillimeter Array (SMA). A high-velocity bipolar outflow originating from the protostellar core SMA-1 was observed in the HCN(3-2) line, with a projected outflow axis at a position angle of 48 degrees. The detection of the outflow is confirmed from other molecular lines. An inverse P-Cygni profile in the HCN(3-2) line toward SMA-1 suggests that at least one of the double cores accretes matter from the molecular core. A filamentary structure in the molecular gas surrounds SMA-1 and SMA-2. Based on the SMA observations, our analysis suggests that the double pre-stellar cores SMA-1 and SMA-2 result from fragmentation in the collapsing massive molecular core W3-SE, and it is likely that they are forming intermediate-to high-mass stars which will be new members of a star cluster in the W3-SE region.
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