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molecular cloud turbulence

(observed turbulence in molecular clouds)

Molecular cloud turbulence (turbulence in molecular clouds and giant molecular clouds) can be detected and poses puzzles regarding its instigation and maintenance, and what role the turbulence plays in star formation. Turbulence is observed by analyzing the emission line width of the detectable gas in the clouds (tracers, such as carbon monoxide). Molecular cloud turbulence is observed to be supersonic.

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