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A Brief Update on the CMZoom Survey

Battersby, C and Keto, E and Zhang, Q and Longmore, SN and Kruijssen, JMD and Pillai, T and Kauffmann, J and Walker, DL and Lu, X and Ginsburg, A and Bally, J and Mills, EAC and Henshaw, JD and Immer, K and Patel, N and Tolls, V and Walsh, AJ and Johnston, K and Ho, LC (2017) A Brief Update on the CMZoom Survey. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, 11 (S322). pp. 90-94. ISSN 1743-9213

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Abstract

The inner few hundred parsecs of the Milky Way, the Central Molecular Zone (CMZ), is our closest laboratory for understanding star formation in the extreme environments (hot, dense, turbulent gas) that once dominated the universe. We present an update on the first large-area survey to expose the sites of star formation across the CMZ at high-resolution in submillimeter wavelengths: the CMZoom survey with the Submillimeter Array (SMA). We identify the locations of dense cores and search for signatures of embedded star formation. CMZoom is a three-year survey in its final year and is mapping out the highest column density regions of the CMZ in dust continuum and a variety of spectral lines around 1.3 mm. CMZoom combines SMA compact and subcompact configurations with single-dish data from BGPS and the APEX telescope, achieving an angular resolution of about 4" (0.2 pc) and good image fidelity up to large spatial scales.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: astro-ph.GA; astro-ph.GA
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Astrophysics Research Institute
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2017 13:43
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2017 23:50
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4658

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