posted by Katrell on .
Why can't we use solar type stars as spiral tracers? What type of stars make good spiral tracers? Why? What characteristics do they have to perform this function?
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I am unfamiliar with the term "spiral tracer" so had to look it up. It applies t "giant molecular clouds and HII regions". My guess is thet "solar type" (main sequence) stars are not found in such regions.