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Larson's third law and the universality of molecular cloud structure

posted Sep 30, 2010, 8:43 AM by João Alves   [ updated Apr 26, 2011, 2:56 PM ]
There is something funny about dark clouds. They have terrible complicated geometries, a wide range of evolutionary status and star formation histories, but yet they all seem to have the basic underlying structure. Why? And what are the log-normals hiding?