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    Jets from young stars and brown dwarfs

    Whelan, Emma (2014) Jets from young stars and brown dwarfs. Astronomische Nachrichten, 335 (5). pp. 537-542. ISSN 0004-6337

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    The protostellar outflow mechanism operates for a significant fraction of the pre‐main sequence phase of a solar mass star and is thought to have a key role in star and perhaps even planet formation. This energetic mechanism manifests itself in several different forms and on many scales. Thus outflow activity can be probed in numerous different regimes from radio to X‐ray wavelengths. Recent discoveries have shown that it is not only solar mass stars that launch outflows during their formation but also the sub‐stellar brown dwarfs. In this article what is currently known about jets from young stars is summarised, including an outline of why it is important to study jets. The second part of this article is dedicated to jets from young brown dwarfs. While only a small number of brown dwarf outflows have been investigated to date, interesting properties have been observed. Here observations of brown dwarf outflows are described and what is currently known of their properties compared to low mass protostellar outflows.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: ISM:stars: low mass, brown dwarfs; stars: pre-main sequence; T Tauri stars;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Experimental Physics
    Item ID: 9884
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    Depositing User: Emma Whelan
    Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2018 15:49
    Journal or Publication Title: Astronomische Nachrichten
    Publisher: Wiley
    Refereed: Yes

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