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Title: ORIGIN AND KINEMATICS OF THE ERUPTIVE FLOW FROM XZ TAU REVEALED BY ALMA

Abstract

We present high angular resolution (∼0.″94) {sup 12}CO(1-0) Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) observations obtained during the 2014 long baseline campaign from the eruptive bipolar flow from the multiple XZ Tau stellar system discovered by the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). These observations reveal, for the first time, the kinematics of the molecular flow. The kinematics of the different ejections close to XZ Tau reveal a rotating and expanding structure with a southeast–northwest velocity gradient. The youngest eruptive bubbles unveiled in the optical HST images are inside of this molecular expanding structure. Additionally, we report a very compact and collimated bipolar outflow emanating from XZ Tau A, which indicates that the eruptive outflow is indeed originating from this object. The mass (3 × 10{sup −7} M{sub ⊙}) and energetics (E{sub kin} = 3 × 10{sup 37} erg) for the collimated outflow are comparable to those found in molecular outflows associated with young brown dwarfs.

Authors:
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  1. Centro de Radioastronomía y Astrofísica, UNAM, Apdo. Postal 3-72 (Xangari), 58089 Morelia, Michoacán, México (Mexico)
  2. Instituto de Astronomía, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Ap. 70-264, 04510 DF, México (Mexico)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22518888
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Astrophysical Journal Letters; Journal Volume: 811; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; CARBON 12; CARBON MONOXIDE; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; DWARF STARS; IMAGES; JETS; MASS; RESOLUTION; SPACE; TELESCOPES; VELOCITY

Citation Formats

Zapata, Luis A., Galván-Madrid, Roberto, Carrasco-González, Carlos, Palau, Aina, Rodríguez, Luis F., Kurtz, Stan E., Tafoya, Daniel, Loinard, Laurent, and Curiel, Salvador. ORIGIN AND KINEMATICS OF THE ERUPTIVE FLOW FROM XZ TAU REVEALED BY ALMA. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1088/2041-8205/811/1/L4.
Zapata, Luis A., Galván-Madrid, Roberto, Carrasco-González, Carlos, Palau, Aina, Rodríguez, Luis F., Kurtz, Stan E., Tafoya, Daniel, Loinard, Laurent, & Curiel, Salvador. ORIGIN AND KINEMATICS OF THE ERUPTIVE FLOW FROM XZ TAU REVEALED BY ALMA. United States. doi:10.1088/2041-8205/811/1/L4.
Zapata, Luis A., Galván-Madrid, Roberto, Carrasco-González, Carlos, Palau, Aina, Rodríguez, Luis F., Kurtz, Stan E., Tafoya, Daniel, Loinard, Laurent, and Curiel, Salvador. 2015. "ORIGIN AND KINEMATICS OF THE ERUPTIVE FLOW FROM XZ TAU REVEALED BY ALMA". United States. doi:10.1088/2041-8205/811/1/L4.
@article{osti_22518888,
title = {ORIGIN AND KINEMATICS OF THE ERUPTIVE FLOW FROM XZ TAU REVEALED BY ALMA},
author = {Zapata, Luis A. and Galván-Madrid, Roberto and Carrasco-González, Carlos and Palau, Aina and Rodríguez, Luis F. and Kurtz, Stan E. and Tafoya, Daniel and Loinard, Laurent and Curiel, Salvador},
abstractNote = {We present high angular resolution (∼0.″94) {sup 12}CO(1-0) Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) observations obtained during the 2014 long baseline campaign from the eruptive bipolar flow from the multiple XZ Tau stellar system discovered by the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). These observations reveal, for the first time, the kinematics of the molecular flow. The kinematics of the different ejections close to XZ Tau reveal a rotating and expanding structure with a southeast–northwest velocity gradient. The youngest eruptive bubbles unveiled in the optical HST images are inside of this molecular expanding structure. Additionally, we report a very compact and collimated bipolar outflow emanating from XZ Tau A, which indicates that the eruptive outflow is indeed originating from this object. The mass (3 × 10{sup −7} M{sub ⊙}) and energetics (E{sub kin} = 3 × 10{sup 37} erg) for the collimated outflow are comparable to those found in molecular outflows associated with young brown dwarfs.},
doi = {10.1088/2041-8205/811/1/L4},
journal = {Astrophysical Journal Letters},
number = 1,
volume = 811,
place = {United States},
year = 2015,
month = 9
}
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