Corpus ID: 236428596

Molecular gas filaments and fallback in the ram pressure stripped Coma spiral NGC 4921

@inproceedings{Cramer2021MolecularGF,
  title={Molecular gas filaments and fallback in the ram pressure stripped Coma spiral NGC 4921},
  author={William J. Cramer and Jeffrey D. P. Kenney and Stephanie Tonnesen and Rory Smith and Tony Wong and Pavel J'achym and Juan R. Cort'es and Paulo C. Cort'es and Yu-Ting Wu},
  year={2021}
}
We investigate the effects of ram pressure on the molecular ISM in the disk of the Coma cluster galaxy NGC 4921, via high resolution CO observations. We present 6′′ resolution CARMA CO(1-0) observations of the full disk, and 0.4′′ resolution ALMA CO(2-1) observations of the leading quadrant, where ram pressure is strongest. We find evidence for compression of the dense interstellar medium (ISM) on the leading side, spatially correlated with intense star formation activity in this zone. We also… Expand