Star formation may be halted by cold ionised hydrogen

Press/Media: Research

Release date: 9/7/2019

Media coverage

TitleStar formation may be halted by cold ionized hydrogen
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletPhys.org
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date10/07/19
URLhttps://phys.org/news/2019-07-star-formation-halted-cold-ionized.html
PersonsEmma Alexander
TitleStar formation may be halted by cold ionised hydrogen
Media name/outletASTRON
Media typeWeb
CountryNetherlands
Date9/07/19
DescriptionFor the first time ionised hydrogen has been detected at the lowest frequency ever towards the centre of our Galaxy. The findings originate from a cloud that is both very cold (around -230 degrees Celsius) and also ionised, something that has never been detected before. This discovery may help to explain why stars don’t form as quickly as they theoretically could.
URLhttps://www.astron.nl/news-and-events/news/star-formation-may-be-halted-cold-ionised-hydrogen
PersonsEmma Alexander