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star-forming region

(SFR, SF region, stellar nursery)
(areas forming stars or ripe for star formation)

A star-forming region (SF region, stellar nursery, SFR) is a region in space where star formation is taking place, or could happen. The presence of protostars is a clear sign, as well as a dense molecular cloud, perhaps with dust. The terms Bok globule, dense core, and filament, refer SF regions with specific characteristics.

Note: the abbreviation "SFR" is also used for star formation rate.

(star formation,cloud type,molecular hydrogen,gas)

Referenced by:
Dickel-Wendker-Bieritz Catalog (DWB)
Gould's Belt Distances Survey (GOBELINS)
Gould's Belt
Hayashi track
Herschel Orion Protostar Survey (HOPS)
Herbig-Haro object (HH)
intensity mapping
infrared dark cloud (IRDC)
Infrared Space Observatory (ISO)
Lyman-break galaxy (LBG)
Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC)
molecular cloud
NGC 2363
NGC 346
Orion Molecular Cloud Complex
Orion Nebula (M42)
PAH emissions
position-position-velocity space (PPV)
Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex
radio source (RS)
Scutum-Centaurus Arm
Serpens Cloud
star formation history (SFH)
star formation rate (SFR)
star formation (SF)
Taurus-Auriga Complex
Taurus Molecular Cloud 1 (TMC-1)
Trapezium Cluster
young stellar object (YSO)