Star Formation

Illustration on a stage of star formation. As molecular clouds coalesce and collapse on themselves, dozens to tens of thousands of stars can be formed.

Text associated with this image: Wide-format radio cameras on the Green Bank Telescope will allow the study of star formation regions in unprecedented depth across wide areas of the Galaxy. Proposed new instruments Argus-144 and KPAF would offer many more pixels on the sky and increased bandwidth, covering key molecular tracers, including ammonia, HCN, HCO+, and CO.