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H₂ in the Galaxy

Scoville, N. Z. and Sanders, D. B. (1987) H₂ in the Galaxy. In: Interstellar Processes. Astrophysics and Space Science Library. No.134. Springer Netherlands , Dordrecht, pp. 21-50. ISBN 9789027724854.

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Molecular clouds are the active, star forming component of the interstellar medium. In this article, we review the theoretical and empirical basis for using the 2.6 mm CO emission line as a tracer of H₂ and we summarize the galactic distribution and properties of the molecular clouds. [All quantitative estimates are reduced to the recent IAU adopted value of R₀ = 8.5 kpc.]

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Scoville, N. Z.0000-0002-0438-3323
Sanders, D. B.0000-0002-1233-9998
Alternate Title:H2 in the Galaxy
Additional Information:© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1987. This research was supported in part by NSF Grant 84-12473 and an IRAS General Investigator Grant. It is a pleasure to acknowledge the assistance of Leona Kershaw in preparation of this manuscript.
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NSFAST 84-12473
Subject Keywords:Star Formation; Molecular Cloud; Galactic Center; Galactic Plane; Giant Molecular Cloud
Series Name:Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Issue or Number:134
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Deposited By: George Porter
Deposited On:02 Oct 2020 14:35
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