A New Science Strategy for Space Astronomy and Astrophysics by National Research Council, Division on Engineering and

By National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications Commission on Physical Sciences, Board on Physics and Astronomy, Space Studies Board, Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics

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Perform ultraviolet spectroscopic studies of the connection between galactic disks and halos with a sensitivity significantly higher than that now provided by HST; and 3. Conduct near-infrared imaging and spectroscopic studies of young embedded star clusters. 1 This small portion of the Orion nebula, a region of star formation approximately 1,500 light-years from Earth, contains five young stars, four of which appear to be surrounded by disks of gas and dust more than twice the diameter of the solar system.

It is now clear that the ratio of 12C to 13C already is anomalous in stars barely evolved off the main sequence or up the subgiant branch. This observation implies a mixing to the surface—by a mechanism that remains unknown—of material that has been subject to nuclear processing in deeper layers. Mixing could be induced by some form of meridional circulation and turbulence driven by rotation. Turbulent diffusion might be especially important for massive stars that are radiation-pressure dominated and closer to neutral dynamical stability.

Associated spectroscopic data revealed that the disk is rotating about an extremely massive and extraordinarily compact central object. Indeed, the disk's central regions are so compact that a mass equivalent to that of some 3 billion Suns must be confined within a region no larger than the solar system. The only plausible explanation of these observations is that M87's core contains a supermassive black hole. Another feature indicating the active nature of M87's central regions and signaling its relationship to the more distant and energetic quasars is a jet of high-energy electrons emanating from the galaxy's core and directed toward the upper right.

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