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What is a GMC? Are observers and simulators discussing the same star-forming clouds?

Pan, Hsian; Fujimoto, Yusuke; Tasker, Elizabeth J.; Rosolowsky, Erik W.; Colombo, Dario; Benincasa, Samantha M.; Wadsley, J


As both simulations and observations reach the resolution of the star-forming molecular clouds, it becomes important to clarify if these two techniques are discussing the same objects in galaxies. We compare clouds formed in a high-resolution galaxy simulation identified as continuous structures within a contour, in the simulator's position-position-position (PPP) coordinate space and the observer's position-position-velocity space (PPV). Results indicate that the properties of the cloud...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stv1843
Access Rights: Open Access


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