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2018MNRAS.474.2544F - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 474, 2544-2550 (2018/February-3)

An explanation of the formation of the peculiar periphery of Tycho's supernova remnant.


Abstract (from CDS):

Tycho's supernova remnant (SNR) has a periphery that clearly deviates from a spherical shape, based on X-ray and radio observations. The forward shock from the south-east to the north of the remnant has a deformed outline with a depression in the east, although in the west it is generally round and smooth. Moreover, at some locations in the shell, the supernova ejecta is located close to the forward shock, resulting in protrusions. Using 3D hydrodynamical simulations, we studied the dynamical evolution of the supernova ejecta in an inhomogeneous medium and the formation process of the profile of the forward shock. In order to reproduce the peculiar periphery of the remnant, we propose a model in which the supernova ejecta has evolved in a cavity blown by a latitude-dependent outflow. The results indicate that the depression to the east and the protrusion to the south-east on the observed periphery of the remnant can be generally reproduced if we assume a wind bubble driven by an anisotropic wind with a mass-loss rate of ∼10–7 M yr–1, a pole velocity of ∼100 km s–1, a duration of ∼105 yr prior to the supernova explosion, and a spatial velocity of ∼30 km s–1 of the progenitor with respect to the circumstellar medium. In conclusion, an explanation of the peculiar shape of the periphery of Tycho's SNR is that the supernova ejecta evolved in the cavity driven by a latitude-dependent wind.

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

Journal keyword(s): hydrodynamics - methods: numerical - ISM: individual objects: Tycho's SNR - ISM: supernova remnants

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