The Galactic fountain as an origin for the Smith Cloud
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...