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Discovery of a nova super-remnant cavity surrounding RS Ophiuchi

Healy-Kalesh, MW, Darnley, MJ, Harvey, EJ and Newsam, AM (2024) Discovery of a nova super-remnant cavity surrounding RS Ophiuchi. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Letters, 529 (1). L175-L180. ISSN 1745-3933

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The prototypical nova super-remnant (NSR) was uncovered around the most rapidly recurring nova (RN), M31N 2008-12a. Simulations of the growth of NSRs revealed that these large structures should exist around all novae, whether classical or recurrent. NSRs consist of large shell-like structures surrounding excavated cavities. Predictions, informed by these simulations, led to the discovery of an extended cavity coincident with the Galactic RN, RS Ophiuchi, in far-infrared archival IRAS images. We propose that this cavity is associated with RS Oph and is therefore evidence of another NSR to be uncovered.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: astro-ph.HE; astro-ph.HE
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Astrophysics Research Institute
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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SWORD Depositor: A Symplectic
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2024 11:51
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2024 14:00
DOI or ID number: 10.1093/mnrasl/slae016
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/22570
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