The current model developed primarily by Lee Hartmann and Scott Jay Kenyon associates the FU Orionis flare with abrupt mass transfer from an accretion disc onto a young, low mass T Tauri star,. Mass accretion rates for these objects are estimated to be around 10−4solar masses per year. The rise time of these eruptions is typically ~ 1 year, but can be much longer. The lifetime of this high accretion, high luminosity phase is on the order of decades. However, even with such a relatively short timespan, an FU Orionis object has yet to be observed shutting off. By comparing the number of FUor outbursts to the rate of star formation in the solar neighborhood, it is estimated that the average young star undergoes approximately 10–20 FUor eruptions over its lifetime.