Dense molecular filaments feeding a starburst: ALMA maps of co(3-2) in Henize 2-10.
BECK S.C., TURNER J.L. and CONSIGLIO S.M.
Abstract (from CDS):
We present Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array CO(3-2) observations at 0.''3 resolution of He 2-10, a starburst dwarf galaxy and possible high-z galaxy analog. The warm dense gas traced by CO(3-2) is found in clumpy filaments that are kinematically and spatially distinct. The filaments have no preferred orientation or direction; this may indicate that the galaxy is not evolving into a disk galaxy. Filaments appear to be feeding the active starburst; the velocity field in one filament suggests acceleration onto an embedded star cluster. The relative strengths of CO(3-2) and radio continuum vary strongly on decaparsec scales in the starburst. There is no CO(3-2) clump coincident with the nonthermal radio source that has been suggested to be an AGN, nor unusual kinematics. The kinematics of the molecular gas show significant activity that is apparently unrelated to the current starburst. The longest filament, east of the starburst, has a pronounced shear of FWHM ∼40 km s–1 across its ∼50 pc width over its entire ≃0.5 kpc length. The cause of the shear is not clear. This filament is close in projection to a "dynamically distinct" CO feature previously seen in CO(1-0). The most complex region and the most highly disturbed gas velocities are in a region 200 pc south of the starburst. The CO(3-2) emission there reveals a molecular outflow, of line width FWZI ∼ 120-140 km s–1, requiring an energy >=1053 erg s–1. There is at present no candidate for the driving source of this outflow.