Taurus Molecular Cloud 1
|Giant molecular cloud|
|Observation data: J2000.0  epoch|
|Right ascension||04h 41.0m |
|Declination||+25° 52′ |
|Designations||HCL 2, Heiles's cloud 2, TMC-1, Taurus Molecular Cloud 1 |
The Taurus Molecular Cloud is only 140 pc (430 ly) away from earth, making it the nearest large star formation region. It also reveals characteristics that make it ideal for detailed physical studies. It has been important in star formation studies at all wavelengths.
- "TMC-1 -- Molecular Cloud". SIMBAD. Retrieved 2014-03-14.
- A. Freeman and T. J. Millar (1983), Formation of complex molecules in TMC-1. Nature, volume 301, 402-404 doi:10.1038/301402a0
- Guedel, M.; Briggs, K. R.; Arzner, K.; Audard, M.; et al. "The XMM-Newton Extended Survey of the Taurus Molecular Cloud (XEST)". Astronomy and Astrophysics. EDP. Retrieved 11 October 2011.
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