Monday, December 29, 2008

Interesting Astrophysics: Yuletide Edition

Season's Greetings! This over-commercialized season of artificially-hyped holidays and forced familial meetings even affects astronomy, as arXiv adopts a holiday schedule for posting new pre-print submissions, and as I took Friday off and hence didn't post this until today.

Despite that there is a decent showing for starburst-related papers this week, and the LMC's few months of assumed freedom are ended by the now more-massive Milky Way. Yay Milky Way!

Galaxies and Starbursts

The magnetic field structure in NGC 253 in presence of a galactic wind
V. Heesen, M. Krause, R. Beck, R. J. Dettmar, arXiv:0812.3673 [pdf, other]
Comments: 6 pages, 5 figures, in the proceedings of the IAU Symposium 259: "Cosmic magnetic fields: from planets, to stars and galaxies", Teneriffe, November 2008, in press

Submillimeter Continuum Properties of Cold Dust in the Inner Disk and Outflows of M82
Lerothodi L. Leeuw, E. Ian Robson, arXiv:0812.3682 [ps, pdf, other]
Comments: Accepted by the Astronomical Journal -- 28 pages and 14 figures

HNCO abundances in galaxies: Tracing the evolutionary state of starbursts
Sergio Martin, J. Martin-Pintado, R. Mauersberger, arXiv:0812.3688 [ps, pdf, other]
Comments: 21 pages, 3 figures, Accepted by ApJ

Near-Infrared Bulge-Disk Correlations of Lenticular Galaxies
Sudhanshu Barway, Yogesh Wadadekar, Ajit K. Kembhavi, Y. D. Mayya, arXiv:0812.4559 [ps, pdf, other]
Comments: Accepted for publication in MNRAS; 10 pages, 2 tables and 11 figures

Implications of recent measurements of the Milky Way rotation for the orbit of the Large Magellanic Cloud
Genevieve Shattow and Abraham Loeb, 2008, MNRAS, 392, L21
Full Text: HTML, PDF (Size: 452K

X-rays emission

The solar wind charge-transfer X-ray emission in the 1/4 keV energy range: inferences on Local Bubble hot gas at low Z
D. Koutroumpa, R. Lallement, J. C. Raymond, V. Kharchenko, arXiv:0812.3823 [ps, pdf, other]
Comments: 14 pages, 5 figures, 1 table, accepted for publication in the Astrophysical Journal

Numerical Astrophysics and Hydrodynamics

Cosmic ray driven dynamo in galactic disks. A parameter study
Michał Hanasz, Katarzyna Otmianowska-Mazur, Grzegorz Kowal, Harald Lesch, arXiv:0812.3906 [ps, pdf, other]
Comments: 12 papges, 11 figures, accepted for publication in Astronomy and Astrophysics

A galaxy dynamo by supernova-driven interstellar turbulence
Oliver Gressel, Udo Ziegler, Detlef Elstner, Günther Rüdiger, arXiv:0812.4018 [ps, pdf, other]
Comments: 6 pages, 5 figures, IAU Symp. 259 proceedings (in press)

Stars, Supernovae and Stellar Remnants

On the birthrates of Galactic neutron stars
E. F. Keane and M. Kramer, 2008, MNRAS, 391, 2009
Full Text: HTML, PDF (Size: 991K)

Nickel-Rich Outflows from Accretion Disks Formed by the Accretion-Induced Collapse of White Dwarfs
B.D. Metzger, A.L. Piro, E. Quataert, arXiv:0812.3656 [ps, pdf, other]
Comments: 6 pages, 3 figures, 1 table; submitted to MNRAS Letters

Physics of Neutron Star Crusts
N. Chamel, P. Haensel, arXiv:0812.3955 [ps, pdf, other]
Comments: 182 pages, published version available at this http URL.
Journal-ref: Living Rev. Relativity 11, (2008), 10

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