Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 355, Issue 2, pp 283–290 | Cite as

Observational perspective of the youngest phases of intermediate-mass stars

  • Maria T. Beltrán
Original Article
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Herbig Ae/Be stars


Intermediate-mass protostars are the long-forgotten actors in the star-formation scenario. Historically, intermediate-mass stars have been associated to the low-mass regime and not too much attention has been drawn to them as a separate group. However, although their pre-main sequence evolution should be similar to that of low-mass protostars, intermediate-mass young stellar objects share many characteristics with their higher mass counterparts. This suggests that the star-formation mechanism could be similar for all luminosities.


Interstellar medium Star formation Circumstellar matter Jets and outflows Molecules 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di ArcetriFirenzeItaly

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