104 - 106 K ionized gas in the large magellanic cloud

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Abstract

The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) is one of the only two galaxies in which the 104 - 106 K ionized interstellar gas and its underlying massive stellar population can be studied with a sub-parsec resolution over the entire galaxy. Our ability to study the hot ionized gas in the LMC has been enhanced by the availability of the space-based ROSAT, ASCA, EST, and IUE observatories. Existing UV interstellar absorption line studies of the LMC confirm the existence of 105 K gas in large superbubbles and supergiant shells, but cannot conclude on the existence of a continuous hot gaseous halo of the LMC. Recent ROSAT X-ray observations of the LMC show 10 6 K gas in large shell structures as well as in regions not associated with any interstellar structures. The relationship among the 10 4, 105, and 106 K components is discussed for interstellar structures at various scale sizes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)153-160
Number of pages8
JournalRevista Mexicana de Astronomia y Astrofisica: Serie de Conferencias
Volume3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1995
Event5th Mexico-Texas Conference on Astrophysics: Gaseous Nebulae and Star Formation - Tequesquitengo, Mor, Mexico
Duration: Apr 3 1995Apr 5 1995

Keywords

  • H II regions
  • ISM: bubbles
  • ISM: supernova remnants X-rays: interstellar
  • Magellanic clouds

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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