Professor Robert Kennicutt has been at the forefront of research on the star formation rate of galaxies for decade. Come here about his thoughts on the next decade of astronomy research at his talk on Tuesday, January 7th at 3:40 PM at #AAS235!
Today’s paper investigates how shocks interact with isothermal, gaseous filaments in the interstellar medium. It reveals that the structure of the resulting wake is dependent on the speed of the shock and orientation, density, and length of the filament.
Observations of Giant Molecular Clouds (GMCs) yield large scatters in star formation efficiencies. Simulations in this work show that much of this scatter may stem from the fact we observe GMCs at different evolutionary stages driven by stellar feedback.
Today’s paper analyzes the inflow and outflow rates of gas in the Milky Way, allowing us to better understand how the galaxy interacts with its surroundings.
Enhanced resolution in cosmological simulations reveals new structure in the circumgalactic medium.