Science background

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Young Stars

General information

  • Studying Young Stars - More information on the study of young stars, by Dr. Luisa Rebull (2011)
  • Finding cluster members - Spitzer in particular is so sensitive that it easily sees things at the far reaches of the Universe with only a few seconds' integration. When studying clusters of stars, one of the first major goals is to figure out which objects are truly cluster members and which are not. This page has a discussion of how to find members of young clusters in general. by Dr. Luisa Rebull (2017)
  • Taurus catalog - The Taurus Molecular Cloud is one of the nearest star forming regions at only 140 pc away. This page has a catalog of fluxes for these young stars. By Dr. Luisa Rebull (2012)

Project-specific information


IC2118 was one of the very first teacher teams.

Other teams


Other topics

  • Studying Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons -- Many astronomers use the Spitzer Space Telescope to detect or study "polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons," or "PAHs" for short. What are these things? In short, rings of carbon, like the grunge on your grill. But what else are they, and why are they important?