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- n. The removal of the atmosphere of a planet (or the disk of a protoplanet) by high-energy photons from its sun or a nearby hot star
Their intense ultraviolet radiation heats the gas cloud and, in a process called "photoevaporation," sends it streaming off into space.
The current observations do not strongly retain either the co-eval SFR or the consequence of photoevaporation from the more massive, high stellar-wind mass loss.
Since the globulettes are not screened from stellar light by dust clouds farther in, one would expect photoevaporation to dissolve the objects.
We calculate the expected lifetimes against photoevaporation.