Molecular line observations of NH3(J,K)=(1,1) and (2, 2) and CH3OH at 24.93 GHz taken with the Australian Telescope Compact Array (ATCA) toward the massive twin cores NGC 6334I and NGC 6334I(N) reveal significant variations in the line emission between the two massive cores. The UC H II region/hot core NGC 6334I exhibits strong thermal NH3and CH3OH emission adjacent to the UC H II region and coincident with two millimeter continuum peaks observed by T. R. Hunter et al. In contrast, we find neither compact NH3 nor thermal CH3OH line emission toward NGC 6334I(N). There the NH3emission is distributed over a broad region (>1') without a clear peak, and we find Class I CH3OH maser emission with peak brightness temperatures up to 7000 K. The maser emission peaks appear to be spatially associated with the interfaces between the molecular outflows and the ambient dense gas. Peak NH3(1, 1) line brightness temperatures ≥70 K in both regions indicate gas temperatures on the same order. NH3emission is also detected toward the outflow in NGC 6334I, resulting in an estimated rotational temperature of Trot∼19 K. Furthermore, we observe CH3OH and NH3absorption toward the UC H II region; the velocity structure is consistent with expanding molecular gas around the UC H II region. Thermal and kinematic effects possibly imposed from the UC H II region on the molecular core are also discussed.
ISM: Individual: NGC Number: NGC 6334I - ISM: Individual: NGC Number: NGC 6334I(N) - Line: Profiles - Masers - Stars: Early-Type - Stars: Formation - Techniques: Interferometric