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Paper: A Search for the Origins of Massive Galactic Field Stars
Volume: 322, The Formation and Evolution of Massive Young Star Clusters
Page: 477
Authors: de Wit, W.J.; Testi, L.; Palla, F.; Zinnecker, H.
Abstract: A closer look at Galactic O-type field stars does in general not lend support to the notion that they form as single entities in the field. Using deep imaging, a fraction of 12% is found to be located in a cluster. However for a majority of 60% an history of dynamical ejection from a cluster/OB-association can be inferred using existing spatial and kinematical data.
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