Origin and kinematics of the eruptive flow from XZ Tau revealed by ALMA.
ZAPATA L.A., GALVAN-MADRID R., CARRASCO-GONZALEZ C., CURIEL S., PALAU A., RODRIGUEZ L.F., KURTZ S.E., TAFOYA D. and LOINARD L.
Abstract (from CDS):
We present high angular resolution (∼0."94) 12CO(1-0) Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) observations obtained during the 2014 long baseline campaign from the eruptive bipolar flow from the multiple XZ Tau stellar system discovered by the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). These observations reveal, for the first time, the kinematics of the molecular flow. The kinematics of the different ejections close to XZ Tau reveal a rotating and expanding structure with a southeast-northwest velocity gradient. The youngest eruptive bubbles unveiled in the optical HST images are inside of this molecular expanding structure. Additionally, we report a very compact and collimated bipolar outflow emanating from XZ Tau A, which indicates that the eruptive outflow is indeed originating from this object. The mass (3x10–7 M☉) and energetics (Ekin= 3x1037 erg) for the collimated outflow are comparable to those found in molecular outflows associated with young brown dwarfs.