Molecular cloud formation by compression of magnetized turbulent gas subjected to radiative cooling
Complex turbulent motions of magnetized gas are ubiquitous in the interstellar medium (ISM). The source of this turbulence, however, is still poorly understood. Previous work suggests that compression caused by supernova shockwaves, gravity, or cloud collisions, may drive the turbulence to some extent. In this work, we present three-dimensional (3D) magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) simulations of contraction in turbulent, magnetized clouds from the warm neutral medium of the ISM to the formation of...[Show more]
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