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2012A&A...538L...3R - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 538, L3-3 (2012/2-1)

Detection of warm water vapour in Taurus protoplanetary discs by Herschel.

RIVIERE-MARICHALAR P., MENARD F., THI W.F., KAMP I., MONTESINOS B., MEEUS G., WOITKE P., HOWARD C., SANDELL G., PODIO L., DENT W.R.F., MENDIGUTIA I., PINTE C., WHITE G.J. and BARRADO D.

Abstract (from CDS):

Line spectra of 68 Taurus T Tauri stars were obtained with the Herschel-PACS (Photodetector Array Camera and Spectrometer) instrument as part of the GASPS (GAS evolution in Protoplanetary Systems) survey of protoplanetary discs. A careful examination of the linescans centred on the [OI] 63.18µm fine-structure line unveiled a line at 63.32µm in some of these spectra. We identify this line with the 818->707 transition of ortho-water. It is detected confidently (i.e., >3σ) in eight sources, i.e., ∼24% of the sub-sample with gas-rich discs. Several statistical tests were used to search for correlations with other disc and stellar parameters such as line fluxes of [OI] 6300Å and 63.18µm; X-ray luminosity and continuum levels at 63µm and 850µm. Correlations are found between the water line fluxes and the [OI] 63.18µm line luminosity, the dust continuum, and possibly with the stellar X-ray luminosity. This is the first time that this line of warm water vapour has been detected in protoplanetary discs. We discuss its origins, in particular whether it comes from the inner disc and/or disc surface or from shocks in outflows and jets. Our analysis favours a disc origin, with the observed water vapour line produced within 2-3AU from the central stars, where the gas temperature is of the order of 500-600K.

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Journal keyword(s): astrochemistry - stars: formation - protoplanetary disks - astrobiology - molecular data - line: identification

CDS comments: Table A.1 GIK Tau is a probable misprint for GK Tau.

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