Résumé du preprint DAPNIA-07-215

Massive Infrared-Quiet Dense Cores: Unveiling the Initial Conditions of High-Mass Star Formation
F. Motte, S. Bontemps, N. Schneider, P. Schilke, K. M. Menten
As Pr. Th. Henning said at the conference, cold precursors of high-mass stars are now hot topics. We here propose some observational criteria to identify massive infrared-quiet dense cores which can host the high-mass analogs of Class 0 protostars and pre-stellar condensations. We also show how far-infrared to millimeter imaging surveys of entire complexes forming OB stars are starting to unveil the initial conditions of high-mass star formation. 


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