The Magnetic Field of the Milky Way Galaxy

Дата и время публикации : 2010-12-14T04:54:50Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
Jo-Anne Brown

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Коментарии к cтатье: 13 pages, 5 figures; Invited Review; To be published in ASP Conference Series, Volume 438 (January 2011) for “The Dynamic ISM: A Celebration of the Canadian Galactic Plane Survey”, held in Naramata, Canada, June 2010
Первичная категория: astro-ph.GA

Все категории : astro-ph.GA

Краткий обзор статьи: Cosmic magnetic fields are an integral component of the interstellar medium (ISM), having influence on scales ranging from star formation to galactic dynamics. While observations of external galaxies offer a `birds-eye-view’ of magnetic fields within galaxies, it is equally important to explore the magnetic field of our own Milky Way Galaxy, which offers a more detailed, albeit more complicated view. Over the past decade there has been a significant increase in interest in the Galactic magnetic field, fueled largely by innovations developed through the Canadian Galactic Plane Survey. In this paper, I review the current state of understanding of the Galactic magnetic field, and discuss briefly new and future observations that will provide exciting new insights about the field.

Category: Physics