by Anna Rosen | May 28, 2013 | Daily Paper Summaries
In this article, the authors measure the cosmic ray ionization rate within a few parsecs of the galactic center. They find that the cosmic ray ionization rate is an order of magnitude larger than the galactic standard and also that the molecular gas near the galactic center is much warmer than the typical galactic molecular cloud.
by Anna Rosen | Apr 25, 2013 | Daily Paper Summaries
In this paper, the authors use near-IR imaging and spectroscopy to determine if G2, a galactic center source about to approach our galaxy’s supermassive black hole, is a gas cloud or a star.
by Anna Rosen | Apr 3, 2013 | Daily Paper Summaries
In this article, the authors measure the stellar mass-metallicity relation for star forming galaxies ranging to z~2.3. They find that mass-metallicity relationship for these galaxies evolves with time and also that it flattens at late times.
by Anna Rosen | Dec 5, 2012 | Daily Paper Summaries
In this article, the authors study the effects of an optically thick disk around a forming massive protostar and examine how treating the gas opacity in the innermost dust-free region correctly affects the overall formation of massive stars.
by Anna Rosen | Nov 8, 2012 | Daily Paper Summaries
A massive white dwarf accreting from a companion can lead to accretion induced collapse turning the white dwarf into a neutron star – how can such an event be observed?