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Paper: Embedded Star Formation and Circumstellar Disk Evolution: Early Results from MIPS
Volume: 357, The Spitzer Space Telescope: New Views of the Cosmos
Page: 101
Authors: Young, E.T.; Muzerolle, J.
Abstract: We present some recent results from the Guaranteed Time Young Clusters program, with particular emphasis on results from the MIPS instrument. In this program we have surveyed some of the best examples of nearby clusters using both IRAC and MIPS. The clusters range in age from less than 1 Myr to over 100 Myr, and they represent a variety of environments with regard to the presence of massive stars. In the youngest clusters, the MIPS observations show star formation occuring on large scales in coherent structures that trace out the dense gas. In the older clusters in our sample, the circumstellar material has disappeared around most of the stars, but a small fraction of the sources show evidence for debris disks.
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