The Galactic fountain as an origin for the Smith Cloud

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Marasco, A.; Fraternali, F.;
(2016)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1093/mnrasl/slw195
  • Subject: HI | EFFICIENCY | Galaxy: halo | Astrophysics - Astrophysics of Galaxies | ISM: clouds | ISM: jets and outflows | STREAM | To be checked by Faculty | GAS | HIGH-VELOCITY CLOUDS | ISM:bubbles–ISM:clouds–ISM:jetsandoutflows–Galaxy:halo | ISM: bubbles | METALLICITY
    arxiv: Astrophysics::Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics | Astrophysics::High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena | Astrophysics::Galaxy Astrophysics

The recent discovery of an enriched metallicity for the Smith high-velocity H I Cloud (SC) lends support to a Galactic origin for this system. We use a dynamical model of the galactic fountain to reproduce the observed properties of the SC. In our model, fountain clouds... View more
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