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Star Formation--An Extreme Sport?

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Science  23 Jan 2004:
Vol. 303, Issue 5657, pp. 460-461
DOI: 10.1126/science.303.5657.460b

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA-- Just after NASA's Spirit rover bounced onto Mars, about 2000 astronomers roved here 4 to 8 January to discuss more distant objects at the 203rd meeting of the American Astronomical Society. Three reports suggested that theories of star birth haven't properly considered the roles of violent, impulsive events.