A "starless" core that isn't: Detection of a source in the L1014 dense core with the Spitzer Space Telescope

Chadwick H. Young, Jes K. Jørgensen, Yancy L. Shirley, Jens Kauffmann, Tracy Huard, Shih Ping Lai, Chang Won Lee, Antonio Crapsi, Tyler L. Bourke, Cornells P. Dullemond, Timothy Y. Brooke, Alicia Porras, William Spiesman, Lori E. Allen, Geoffrey A. Blake, Neal J. Evans, Paul M. Harvey, David W. Koerner, Lee G. Mundy, Phillip C. MyersDeborah L. Padgett, Anneila I. Sargent, Karl R. Stapelfeldt, Ewine F. Van Dishoeck, Frank Bertoldi, Nicholas Chapman, Lucas Cieza, Christopher H. DeVries, Naomi A. Ridge, Zahed Wahhaj

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We present observations of L1014, a dense core in the Cygnus region previously thought to be starless, but data from the Spitzer Space Telescope show the presence of an embedded source. We propose a model for this source that includes a cold core, heated by the interstellar radiation field, and a low-luminosity internal source. The low luminosity of the internal source suggests a substellar object. If L1014 is representative, other "starless" cores may turn out to harbor central sources.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)396-401
Number of pages6
JournalAstrophysical Journal, Supplement Series
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 2004


  • ISM: Individual (L1014)
  • Infrared: Stars
  • Stars: Formation
  • Stars: Low-mass, brown dwarfs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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