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The Interstellar Bullet Engine IRAS 05506+2414

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dc.contributor.author Stantzos, Nicholas W.
dc.contributor.author Sahai, Raghvendra
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-30T17:25:23Z
dc.date.available 2013-09-30T17:25:23Z
dc.date.issued 2011-08
dc.identifier.citation NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP), Pasadena, California, August 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 11-3569
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/43796
dc.description.abstract Throughout their life-cycles, high-mass stars inject large amounts of energy and momentum into their environments through stellar winds. Results from a study of the Orion BN/KL region indicate that disruption of a massive young stellar system can lead to an explosive event producing a wide-angle outflow, different from the classical bipolar flows driven by young stellar object (YSO) accretion disks. The discovery of a massive YSO, IRAS 05506+2414, may prove to be the second instance of this uncommon outflow. Prior to this study, data was collected using the Arizona Radio Observatory's 10-meter and 12-meter telescopes. Spectra of 16 different molecular line transitions were organized, reduced, and prepared for further analysis. A variety of molecular transitions were observed, such as 12CO 2-1, HCO+ 3-2, CS 3-2, in order to probe physical conditions of the YSO. From line transitions like HCO+ 3-2, we will determine physical properties like density, temperature, and velocity of our source object. For each molecular transition, the spectra were averaged in subsets, which were then averaged to produce a final spectra with an optimal signal to noise ratio. Future radiative modeling will yield mass and energetics of IRAS05506+2414. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2011. en_US
dc.subject astrophysical jets en_US
dc.subject millimeter-wave en_US
dc.title The Interstellar Bullet Engine IRAS 05506+2414 en_US
dc.type Other en_US


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