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Revealing the Chamaeleon: Young, low-mass stars surrounding eta and epsilon Cha

Murphy, Simon John

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The deep southern sky surrounding the Chamaeleon dark clouds is abundant with pre-main sequence stars of various ages. Because of their youth (5-10 Myr) and proximity (d~100 pc), members of the open cluster Eta Chamaeleontis and the nearby Epsilon Chamaeleontis Association are ideal laboratories to study the formation and evolution of extrasolar planetary systems. To better understand their role as potential planet hosts, this thesis explores the formation, dynamical evolution, accretion and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012-02-21
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/8895

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