Methanol in the L1551 Circumbinary Torus

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White, Glenn J.; Fridlund, C. W. M.; Bergman, P.; Beardsmore, A.; Liseau, Rene; Phillips, R. R.;
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1086/509570
  • Subject: Astrophysics
    arxiv: Astrophysics::Galaxy Astrophysics | Physics::Chemical Physics | Astrophysics::Earth and Planetary Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Solar and Stellar Astrophysics

We report observations of gaseous methanol in an edge-on torus surrounding the young stellar object L1551 IRS5. The peaks in the torus are separated by ~ 10,000 AU from L1551 IRS5, and contain ~ 0.03 earth masses of cold methanol. We infer that the methanol abundance in... View more
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