The Origin of Filamentary Star Forming Clouds in Magnetised Galaxies

  title={The Origin of Filamentary Star Forming Clouds in Magnetised Galaxies},
  author={Bastian K{\"o}rtgen and Robi Banerjee and Ralph E. Pudritz and Wolfram Dr.-Ing. Schmidt},
Observations show that galaxies and their interstellar media are pervaded by strong magnetic fields with energies in the diffuse component being at least comparable to the thermal and even as large or larger than the turbulent energy. Such strong magnetic fields prevent the formation of stars because patches of the interstellar medium are magnetically subcritical. Here we present the results from global numerical simulations of strongly magnetised and self-gravitating galactic discs, which show… CONTINUE READING


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