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The Milky Way Mass Constrained by Its Hot Gaseous Halo

@article{Guo2020TheMW,
  title={The Milky Way Mass Constrained by Its Hot Gaseous Halo},
  author={Fulai Guo and Ruiyu Zhang and Xia Fang},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics of Galaxies},
  year={2020}
}
The Milky Way (MW) mass $M_{\rm vir}$ is a fundamental quantity in astronomy. Although it has been measured extensively, it is still uncertain to more than a factor of two due to limited number or spatial coverage of kinematic tracers. Here we use a novel method to constrain $M_{\rm vir}$ based on the properties of the MW corona. We build a hydrostatic corona model with non-thermal pressure support and a physically-motivated density profile, and derive the temperature distribution, which… 

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