Near-side supernovae driven winds from the Large Magellanic CloudShow full item record
|Near-side supernovae driven winds from the Large Magellanic Cloud
|Ciampa, Drew Austen,author.
|Master of Science
|Massive amounts of gaseous material are being ejected from the nearby Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy (LMC). With the LMC at only one Milky Way diameter away, we use this excellent opportunity to explore the ejected materials cycle in detail. The star-forming lifetime of a galaxy is dependent on both the gas supply of the galaxy and the galactic processes that occur within. Therefore, it is essential to study this wind in detail to understand the properties that will influence the LMCs evolution and the surrounding environment. We have combined ground-based and space-based observations to (1) map the near-side galactic wind of the LMC, (2) determine the morphology and extent of this gaseous outflow and (3) estimate a mass for the outflow. Understanding the properties of this galactic wind will provide invaluable information about galaxy evolution and surrounding environments, galactic feedback, and the LMCs possible influence on the Milky Way.
|Physics and Astronomy
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