How do stars manage to form within low-density, HI-dominated gas? Here we outline fundamental questions about the nature of star formation at low- density. We describe the wide-field, high-resolution imaging of stars, star clusters, and gas clouds in nearby galaxies needed to provide definitive answers and build a complete theory of star formation.
Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society
- Pub Date:
- May 2019
- Astrophysics - Astrophysics of Galaxies;
- Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics
- Science white paper submitted to the Astro2020 Decadal Survey on Astronomy and Astrophysics