Using numerical models of bow shocks to investigate the circumstellar medium of massive stars

@article{Marle2015UsingNM,
  title={Using numerical models of bow shocks to investigate the circumstellar medium of massive stars},
  author={A. J. Marle and L. Decin and N. Cox and Z. Meliani},
  journal={arXiv: Solar and Stellar Astrophysics},
  year={2015},
  volume={577},
  pages={012024}
}
Many massive stars travel through the interstellar medium at supersonic speeds. As a result they form bow shocks at the interface between the stellar wind. We use numerical hydrodynamics to reproduce such bow shocks numerically, creating models that can be compared to observations. In this paper we discuss the influence of two physical phenomena, interstellar magnetic fields and the presence of interstellar dust grains on the observable shape of the bow shocks of massive stars. We find that the… Expand

Figures and Tables from this paper

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 28 REFERENCES
...
1
2
3
...