Armillotta, Lucia; Krumholz, Mark; Di Teodoro, Enrico Maria; McClure-Griffiths, Naomi
We present a study of the gas cycle and star formation history in the central 500 pc of the
Milky Way, known as Central Molecular Zone (CMZ). Through hydrodynamical simulations
of the inner 4.5 kpc of our Galaxy, we follow the gas cycle in a completely self-consistent
way, starting from gas radial inflow due to the Galactic bar, the channelling of this gas into a
dense, star-forming ring/stream at ≈200–300 pc from the Galactic centre, and the launching
of galactic outflows powered by...[Show more]
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