posted Sep 15, 2010, 1:13 PM by Joao Alves
updated Sep 30, 2010, 7:49 AM
Barnard 59 is the only star forming cloud in the Pipe Nebula and has formed a small group of a dozen young stars. This new high-resolution map constructed with data from the VLT, Calar Alto, and the SPITZER space telescope reveals that Barnard 59 is, unexpectedly, a single core. And still thermally dominated. What's holding it from collapse?