Winds in Star Clusters Drive Kolmogorov Turbulence

  title={Winds in Star Clusters Drive Kolmogorov Turbulence},
  author={Monica Gallegos-Garcia and Blakesley Burkhart and Anna L. Rosen and J. P. Naiman and Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Letters},
Intermediate and massive stars drive fast and powerful isotropic winds that interact with the winds of nearby stars in star clusters and the surrounding interstellar medium (ISM). Wind–ISM collisions generate astrospheres around these stars that contain hot T ∼ 107 K gas that adiabatically expands. As individual bubbles expand and collide they become unstable, potentially driving turbulence in star clusters. In this Letter we use hydrodynamic simulations to model a densely populated young star… 

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  • B. Burkhart
  • Physics
    Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
  • 2021
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