Fig.2: left panel:
Optical image of rho Ophiuchi molecular cloud (from Digitized Sky Survey).
right panel: Molecular map of rho Ophiuchi cloud (13CO map Nanten Telescope of
Fig.3: 6 square
light years field X-ray image around rho Ophiuchi molecular cloud. Red color represents less absorbed X rays, while blue represents absorbed
Fig.4: Movie in X-ray
band of rho Ophiuchi molecular cloud core F. The green bar indicates the
time from 0 hours to 27 hours by the length.
Fig.5: 1 sqare lightyear field image around the northern part of OMC-3 in the 0.5-6 keV band overlaid
with a radio (dust emission) contour map from Chini et al. (1997). Red color
represents less absorbed X rays, while blue represents absorbed X rays.
Two X-ray sources are
detected from dense dust condensations with most likely Class 0
protostars (they are shown by two arrows).
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