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2020ApJ...904...75L - Astrophys. J., 904, 75-75 (2020/November-3)

The SOFIA Massive (SOMA) Star Formation Survey. III. From intermediate- to high-mass protostars.

LIU M., TAN J.C., DE BUIZER J.M., ZHANG Y., MOSER E., BELTRAN M.T., STAFF J.E., TANAKA K.E.I., WHITNEY B., ROSERO V., YANG Y.-L. and FEDRIANI R.

Abstract (from CDS):

We present ∼10–40µm SOFIA-FORCAST images of 14 intermediate-mass protostar candidates as part of the SOFIA Massive (SOMA) Star Formation Survey. We build spectral energy distributions, also using archival Spitzer, Herschel, and IRAS data. We then fit the spectral energy distributions with radiative transfer models of Zhang & Tan, based on turbulent core accretion theory, to estimate key protostellar properties. With the addition of these intermediate-mass sources, based on average properties derived from SED fitting, SOMA protostars span luminosities from ∼102to106 L, current protostellar masses from ∼0.5to35M, and ambient clump mass surface densities, Σcl, from 0.1togcm–2. A wide range of evolutionary states of the individual protostars and of the protocluster environments is also probed. We have also considered about 50 protostars identified in infrared dark clouds that are expected to be at the earliest stages of their evolution. With this global sample, most of the evolutionary stages of high- and intermediate-mass protostars are probed. The best-fitting models show no evidence that a threshold value of the protocluster clump mass surface density is required to form protostars up to ∼25 M. However, to form more massive protostars, there is tentative evidence that Σcl needs to be ≳1gcm–2. We discuss how this is consistent with expectations from core accretion models that include internal feedback from the forming massive star.

Abstract Copyright: © 2020. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.

Journal keyword(s): Massive stars - Star formation - Interstellar medium - Jets - Infrared sources

Status at CDS : Examining the need for a new acronym. // Large table(s) will be appraised for possible ingestion in VizieR.

CDS comments: CepE-A, CepE-B, I22172-C and IRAS 16562-3959N are not in SIMBAD.

Simbad objects: 59

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