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2017MNRAS.470.1982S - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 470, 1982-1990 (2017/September-2)

The 200-pc molecular cylinder in the Galactic Centre.


Abstract (from CDS):

Analysing the 3D structure of the molecular gas distribution in the central 200-pc region of the Galaxy, we show that the expanding molecular ring (EMR, also known as the parallelogram) and the central molecular zone (CMZ) exhibit quite different distributions and kinematics. The EMR composes a bipolar vertical cylinder with the total length as long as ∼170 pc and shows large non-circular velocities. On the contrary, the CMZ is distributed in a nearly rigid-body rotating ring and arms tightly concentrated near the galactic plane with full thickness less than ∼30 pc. Furthermore, the mass and density ratios of the EMR to CMZ are as small as ∼0.13 and 0.04, respectively. We discuss the origins of the EMR and CMZ based on the bar and explosion models. We suggest that the EMR's large vertical extent can be explained by a cylindrical shock wave model driven by an explosive activity in the Galactic Centre.

Abstract Copyright: © 2017 The Author Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society

Journal keyword(s): ISM: molecules - Galaxy: centre - Galaxy: kinematics and dynamics - galaxies: ISM - radio lines: ISM - radio lines: ISM

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