Origin of Cosmic Magnetic Fields

Abstract

We propose that the overlapping shock fronts from young supernova remnants produce a locally unsteady, but globally steady large scale spiral shock front in spiral galaxies, where star formation and therefore massive star explosions correlate geometrically with spiral structure. This global shock front with its steep gradients in temperature, pressure and… (More)

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@inproceedings{BiermannOriginOC, title={Origin of Cosmic Magnetic Fields}, author={Peter L. Biermann and Cristina F. Galea} }