New models for star formation and consequences on the interstellar medium

Thibaut Lery*

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In the usual theoretical picture of star formation, a jet is ejected from a magnetized accretion disk, with a molecular outflow being driven either by the jet or by a wider wind coming from the disk. We propose an alternative unified model for the flows surrounding YSOs. In addition to a central accretion-ejection engine driving the jet, the molecular outflow is powered by the infalling matter and follows a circulation pattern around the central object without being entrained by an outflow. We present a possible temporal sequence for the flows around a protostar and their effects on the surrounding medium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-82
Number of pages4
JournalAstrophysics and Space Science
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • ISM: jets and outflows
  • Methods: analytical, Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD)
  • Stars: formation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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