A Solution to the Protostellar Accretion Problem

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Padoan, Paolo; Kritsuk, Alexei; Norman, Michael L.; Nordlund, Ake;
(2004)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1086/429562
  • Subject: Astrophysics
    arxiv: Astrophysics::Galaxy Astrophysics | Astrophysics::High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena | Astrophysics::Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Earth and Planetary Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Solar and Stellar Astrophysics

Accretion rates of order 10^-8 M_\odot/yr are observed in young protostars of approximately a solar mass with evidence of circumstellar disks. The accretion rate is significantly lower for protostars of smaller mass, approximately proportional to the second power of the... View more
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