The Mopra DQS survey of the G333 region

M. R. Cunningham, I. Bains, N. Lo, T. Wong, M. G. Burton, P. A. Jones

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Any successful model of star formation must be able to explain the low star forming efficiency of molecular clouds in our Galaxy. If the collapse of gas is regulated only by gravity, then the star formation rate should be orders of magnitude larger than the 1 M per year within our galaxy. The standard model invokes magnetic fields to slow down the rate of collapse, but does not explain star formation in cluster mode, or the lack of observed variations in the chemistry of molecular clouds if they are long-lived entities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)404
Number of pages1
JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Issue numberS237
StatePublished - Aug 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • ISM: clouds
  • ISM: molecules
  • Radio lines: ISM
  • Turbulence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Space and Planetary Science


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