The Galactic fountain as an origin for the Smith Cloud

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Marasco, A.; Fraternali, F.;
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1093/mnrasl/slw195
  • Subject: Astrophysics - Astrophysics of Galaxies | ISM:bubbles–ISM:clouds–ISM:jetsandoutflows–Galaxy:halo
    arxiv: Astrophysics::Galaxy Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics | Astrophysics::High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena

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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