Unsolved problems and the future of ISM research: Interaction between massive stars and the ISM

You-Hua Chu, Mordecai Mark Mac Low

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Abstract

Massive stars interact with the ISM to form interstellar structures with a wide range of size and complexity. Our understanding of the physical processes involved in forming these structures remains incomplete. Often puzzling ISM problems in the Galaxy are hand-wavingly ascribed to "difficult observation" problems. However, interstellar structures in the Large Magellanic Cloud can be studied with great clarity and detail, allowing ISM problems to be unambiguously identified. We discuss intriguing ISM problems involving wind-blown bubbles, supernova remnants, superbubbles, supergiant shells, and the large-scale hot phase of the ISM.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)283-286
Number of pages4
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

  • ISM: HII regions
  • ISM: bubbles
  • ISM: general
  • ISM: kinematics and dynamics
  • ISM: supernova remnants

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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