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Title: (abstract) The Circumstellar Environment of the Extremely Young Protostellar Source L1448IRS3
Authors: Tereby, S.
Padgett, Deborah L.
Issue Date: 4-Sep-1994
Citation: Heidelberg, Germany
Abstract: The class 0 sources form an interesting new category of protostellar objects. Many have strong millimeter continuum emission and exhibit jetlike outflows. There are suggestions that these objects are systematically younger than typical embedded (class I) sources. We are investigating the properties of class 0 sources to determine whether they are indeed very young or perhaps represent extreme physical conditions, such as rapid rotation. We present millimeter interferometric data for the class 0 object known as L1448 IRS3. This young low-mass star has extremely strong millimeter continuum emission. The interferometer data show the emission is resolved on a scale of a few arcseconds (1000 AU) This suggests the bulk of the dust continuum emission originates in an "infall" envelope rather than a protostar disk. In addition, the C180 line data display a strong velocity gradiant which indicates the dense core is rapidly rotating. We compare our data with the predictions of protostellar collapse models.
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