Friday, November 28, 2008

Interesting Astrophysics: Turkey Edition

The latest batch of preprints and papers I consider interesting, assembled between November 24th and November 28th, 2008.

The galaxy shown is the edge-on spiral galaxy NGC 5907 (from APOD), showing the faint stellar streams in its halo that are all that remains of a smaller satellite galaxy that has been tidally disrupted and absorbed by NGC 5907. See the Martínez-Delgado et al paper linked to below.

Galaxies and Starbursts

Far-Ultraviolet Observations of Starburst Galaxies with FUSE: Galactic Feedback in the Local Universe
J.P. Grimes, T.M. Heckman, A. Aloisi, D. Calzetti, C. Leitherer, C.L. Martin, G. Meurer, K. Sembach, D.K. Strickland, arXiv:0811.3618 [ps, pdf, other]
Comments: ApJS, in press

Martin Zwaan1, Fabian Walter2, Emma Ryan-Weber3, Elias Brinks4, W. J. G. de Blok5 and Robert C. Kennicutt, 2008, The Astronomical Journal 136 2886-2896
PDF (699 KB) | HTML | References

Spitzer Observations of the z = 2.73 Lensed Lyman Break Galaxy: MS 1512cB58 Brian Siana, Harry I. Teplitz, Ranga-Ram Chary, James Colbert, and David T. Frayer The Astrophysical Journal 2008 December 10, Vol. 689, No. 1: 59-67.
Abstract | Full Text | PDF Version (436 KB)

The Nature of Faint Spitzer-selected Dust-obscured Galaxies
Alexandra Pope, R. Shane Bussmann, Arjun Dey, Nicole Meger, David M. Alexander,
Mark Brodwin, Ranga-Ram Chary, Mark E. Dickinson, David T. Frayer,
Thomas R. Greve, Minh Huynh, Lihwai Lin, Glenn Morrison, Douglas Scott,
and Chi-Hung Yan, The Astrophysical Journal 2008 December 10, Vol. 689, No. 1: 127-133.
Abstract | Full Text | PDF Version (521 KB)

Filaments in Galactic Winds Driven by Young Stellar Clusters A. Rodríguez-González, A. Esquivel, P. F. Velázquez, A. C. Raga, and V. Melo The Astrophysical Journal 2008 December 10, Vol. 689, No. 1: 153-159.
Abstract | Full Text | PDF Version (388 KB)

The Recent Star Formation Histories of M81 Group Dwarf Irregular Galaxies
Daniel R. Weisz, Evan D. Skillman, John M. Cannon, Andrew E. Dolphin, Robert C. Kennicutt, Jr., Janice Lee, and Fabian Walter The Astrophysical Journal 2008 December 10, Vol. 689, No. 1: 160-183.
Abstract | Full Text | PDF Version (1869 KB)

The Ghost of a Dwarf Galaxy: Fossils of the Hierarchical Formation of the Nearby Spiral Galaxy NGC 5907
David Martínez-Delgado, Jorge Peñarrubia, R. Jay Gabany, Ignacio Trujillo, Steven R. Majewski, and M. Pohlen The Astrophysical Journal 2008 December 10, Vol. 689, No. 1: 184-193.
Abstract | Full Text with Enhancements | PDF Version (1187 KB)

CI and CO in nearby galaxy centers: the bright galaxies NGC1068 (M77), NGC2146, NGC3079, NGC4826 (M64), and NGC7469
F.P. Israel, arXiv:0811.4058 [ps, pdf, other]
Comments: Accepted for publication by A&A. 15 pages, 9 figures, 7 tables

The Spitzer Infrared Nearby Galaxies Survey: A High-Resolution Spectroscopy Anthology
D.A. Dale, J.D.T. Smith, E.A. Schlawin, L. Armus, B.A. Buckalew, S.A. Cohen, G. Helou, T.H. Jarrett, L.C. Johnson, J. Moustakas, E.J. Murphy, H. Roussel, K. Sheth, S. Staudaher, C. Bot, D. Calzetti, C.W. Engelbracht, K.D. Gordon, D.J. Hollenbach, R.C. Kennicutt, S. Malhotra, arXiv:0811.4190 [ps, pdf, other]
Comments: Accepted for publication in ApJ

Dark Matter in Gas-Rich Dwarf Galaxies

U. Klein, G. Gentile, P. Salucci, G. J, G. Józsa, arXiv:0811.4289 [ps, pdf, other]
Comments: 2 pages, 1 figure
Journal-ref: ASP Conference Series, Vol. 396, 2008., p.485

Active Galactic Nuclei

Constraining the Active Galactic Nucleus Contribution in a Multiwavelength Study of Seyfert Galaxies
M. Meléndez, S. B. Kraemer, H. R. Schmitt, D. M. Crenshaw, R. P. Deo, R. F. Mushotzky, and F. C. Bruhweiler, The Astrophysical Journal 2008 December 10, Vol. 689, No. 1: 95-107.
Abstract | Full Text | PDF Version (947 KB)

Numerical astrophysics and hydrodynamics

Dependence of Interstellar Turbulent Pressure on Supernova Rate
M. Ryan Joung, Mordecai-Mark Mac Low, Greg L. Bryan, arXiv:0811.3747 [ps, pdf, other]
Comments: 13 pages incl. 8 figures, submitted to ApJ

Three-dimensional modeling of the asymmetric blast wave from the 2006 outburst of RS Ophiuchi: Early X-ray emission
S. Orlando, J.J. Drake, J.M. Laming, arXiv:0811.3941 [ps, pdf, other]
Comments: 12 pages, 7 Figures; paper accepted for publication in A&A; the paper
with high-resolution figures can be downloaded at this http URL

Stars and Supernovae

Abundances of massive stars: some recent developments
T. Morel, arXiv:0811.4114 [ps, pdf, other]
Comments: Invited review presented at 'Evolution and Pulsation of Massive Stars on the Main Sequence and Close to it' (Liege, July 2008). To appear in Communications in Asteroseismology (8 pages and 7 colour figures)

On or beyond the edge of seriousness

The search for a strategy for mankind to survive the solar Red Giant catastrophe
M. Taube, W. Seifritz, arXiv:0811.4052 (cross-list from [pdf, other]
Comments: 15 pages, 2 figures

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