The Origin of X-ray Emission from a Galactic Center Molecular Cloud : Low Energy Cosmic Ray Electrons

@inproceedings{YusefZadehTheOO,
  title={The Origin of X-ray Emission from a Galactic Center Molecular Cloud : Low Energy Cosmic Ray Electrons},
  author={Farhad Yusef-Zadeh and Casey J. Law and Mark Wardle}
}
The Galactic center region near l≈ 0.2 hosts a mixture of nonthermal linear filaments and thermal radio continuum features associated with the radio Arc. Chandra observations of this region reveal an X-ray filament and diffuse emission with an extent of roughly 60′′ × 2′′ and 5′ × 3′, respectively. The X-ray filament lies at the edge of the nonthermal radio filaments and a dense molecular shell G0.13-0.13 that has an unusually high kinetic temperature ≥70K. These observations demonstrate that… CONTINUE READING

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