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It's more do do with having a higher pressure gradient than a higher pressure, though for a cloud of a set size, the two are equivalent. For a cloud to be in equilibrium requires $$ \frac{dP}{dr} = - G\frac{M\rho}{R^2},$$ where $dP/dr$ is the pressure gradient and $M$ and $R$ are the mass and radius of the cloud and $\rho$ is its density. It we just make a ...


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