THE SMITH CLOUD : A HIGH-VELOCITY CLOUD COLLIDING WITH THE MILKY WAY

@article{Lockman2008THESC,
  title={THE SMITH CLOUD : A HIGH-VELOCITY CLOUD COLLIDING WITH THE MILKY WAY},
  author={F. Lockman and R. Benjamin and A. H{\'e}roux and G. Langston},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={679}
}
  • F. Lockman, R. Benjamin, +1 author G. Langston
  • Published 2008
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • New 21 cm H I observations made with the Green Bank Telescope show that the high-velocity cloud known as the Smith Cloud has a striking cometary appearance and many indications of interaction with the Galactic interstellar medium. The velocities of interaction give a kinematic distance of 12.4 ± 1.3 kpc, consistent with the distance derived from other methods. The Cloud is >3 × 1 kpc in size, and its tip at (l, b) ≈ 39°, –13° is 7.6 kpc from the Galactic center and 2.9 kpc below the Galactic… CONTINUE READING
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