1. “In particular I am looking at 'high-mass' stars formed in clusters that are approximately 10,000 light years from the Earth”
It is not clear in which direction with respect to the galactic core. High mass stars may formed
a.near galactic core – disk area [called as primary star] or
b.where the two arm of the same galaxy meet – depending on the spinning of the two stars, massive stars or smaller galaxy is [with black hole] formed
c.When two arm of different galaxy collide - depending on the spinning of the two stars, massive stars or bigger galaxy is [with black hole] formed
d.Regeneration of stars also misinterpreted as the formation of the massive star because just after supernova blast it appear as if new star is forming
2. “High mass stars play an important role in the evolution of galaxies and ultimately hold the secrets of the origins of life on Earth”
I think it is true but for the evolution of the galaxy we have to focus on the area where two arms of the same or different galaxies meet. And for the origin of life we have to focus on regeneration of stars.
3. “For example, the core of a diffuse cloud may be composed of only ionized carbon but chemical spectra of a dense cloud will show signals from carbon monoxide/ammonia, and complex organic molecules when a star is formed.”
I think here it is written about atmosphere of regenerating star. Or it may be the surrounding of big star formed after the combination of two mature star [case b or c in my 1st point]
2ND [SLOWER] ELEMENTS MEETS 1ST [FASTER] ELEMENTS WHEN 1ST ARE SLOWED BY “SOME CONDITION” OR WHEN BOTH ELEMENTS COME FROM OPPOSITE DIRECTION - WHEN THEY MEETS – THEY FORM COMPOUNDS .
SPEED OF DIFFERENT ELEMENT & COMPOUND DEPENDS ON THE SURROUNDING CONDITION.
Takeshi Sakai, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering, discusses recent work. "I am using the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA) facilities in Chile to study the formation of stars," says Sakai. "In particular I am looking at 'high-mass' stars formed in clusters that are approximately 10,000 light years from the Earth. High mass stars play an important role in the evolution of galaxies and ultimately hold the secrets of the origins of life on Earth.“
Interest in the formation of stars in clusters stems from research that indicates that 70-90% of stars in our galaxy are born in clusters. In contrast to high mass stars, there is much more knowledge about low mass stars because at 400 light years away, they are located much closer to Earth and more readily accessible with telescopes.
The radio telescopes at ALMA are located at approximately 5000 m above sea level in Atacama, Chile, where the air is dry with minimal absorption of weak infra-red signature signals of the chemical composition of the clusters where high mass stars are born.
"Our telescopes enable us to map the evolution of the chemical compositions of molecular clouds," explains Sakai. "So we are able to detect the very early stages of star formation by looking for changes in the chemical species of molecular clouds." For example, the core of a diffuse cloud may be composed of only ionized carbon but chemical spectra of a dense cloud will show signals from carbon monoxide/ammonia, and complex organic molecules when a star is formed.
In their experiments, Sakai uses the strategy of narrowing down possible targets using single dish telescopes such as those at the Nobeyama Radio Observatory (NRO) in Nagano Prefecture, Japan, and then use the 66 telescopes at ALMA for detailed analysis of these promising targets.
Needless to say astrophysics is a time consuming area of research, where it can take two to three years for data collection. "I collaborate with groups in other countries to write proposals for machine time on all the telescopes we want to use," says Sakai. "In the case of ALMA we usually get a few hours each year."
In research recent Sakai and an international team recently discovered a very young star of about 1000 years old [1,3] and observations of methanol masers in a molecular clump indicating the existence of a star-forming region .
"We hope this research will increase our knowledge of the formation of galaxies and ultimately shed light on the origin of life of Earth.“