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2010ApJ...710L..72J - Astrophys. J., 710, L72-L76 (2010/February-2)

Water vapor in the inner 25 AU of a young disk around a low-mass protostar.


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Water is one of the key molecules in the physical and chemical evolution of star- and planet-forming regions. We here report the first spatially resolved observation of thermal emission of (an isotopologue of) water with the Plateau de Bure Interferometer toward the deeply embedded Class 0 protostar NGC 1333-IRAS4B. The observations of the H182 O 31,3-22,0transition at 203.4 GHz resolve the emission of water toward this source with an extent of about 0{farcs}2 corresponding to the inner 25 AU (radius). The H182 O emission reveals a tentative velocity gradient perpendicular to the extent of the protostellar outflow/jet probed by observations of CO rotational transitions and water masers. The line is narrow, ∼ 1 km/s (FWHM), significantly less than what would be expected for emission from an infalling envelope or accretion shock, but consistent with emission from a disk seen at a low inclination angle. The water column density inferred from these data suggests that the water emitting gas is a thin warm layer containing about 25 MEarth of material, 0.03% of the total disk mass traced by continuum observations.

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Journal keyword(s): astrochemistry - ISM: abundances - ISM: individual objects: NGC 1333-IRAS4B - protoplanetary disks - stars: formation

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