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Name OT1_ksandstr_1
Title ISM Heating and Cooling in Massive Galaxies: The Andromeda Galaxy as Fundamental Calibrator


DOI 10.5270/esa-68xy79x
Author sandstrom, k.
Description M31, the nearest massive galaxy, affords a unique opportunity to draw up the energy balance of the star-formation (SF) process on the spatial scales (<50 pc) of individual SF regions and of the presumed SF energy deposition. For the 'heating terms., UV to near-IR data from the Pan-chromatic Hubble Andromeda Treasury (PHAT) provide a direct census of all young stars in M31; for the 'cooling terms., a rich set of existing multi-wavelength data (far-UV to HI) provide many of the cooling diagnostics for the gas and dust. Here we propose to obtain the crucial missing link in the overall ISM energy budget by mapping the dominant, and hence indispensable, cooling lines of the neutral medium, [CII] and [OI].n Specifically, we propose PACS [CII] and [OI] line mapping of several selected (700pc x 700pc) regions in M 31 with ongoing SF, complemented by [N II] observations. These data will enable a foundational study of the energy budget and feed-back of star formation. The data will also provide a stringent calibration of the [CII] line as a local star-formation indicator. Finally, the data set provides the opportunity to understand the sub-grid physics that is needed both for galaxy formation simulations and for interpreting the enormous wealth of gas and dust diagnostic data in more distant galaxies.
Publication The Survey of Lines in M31 (SLIM): The Drivers of the [C II]-TIR Variation . Kapala Maria J. et al. . The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 842, Issue 2, article id. 128, 19 pp. (2017). . 842 . 10.3847\/1538-4357\/aa7265 . 2017ApJ...842..128K ,
The Survey of Lines in M31 (SLIM): Investigating the Origins of [C II] Emission . Kapala M. J. et al. . The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 798, Issue 1, article id. 24, 18 pp. (2015). . 798 . 10.1088\/0004-637X\/798\/1\/24 . 2015ApJ...798...24K ,
Instrument PACS_PacsLineSpec_large
Temporal Coverage 2012-01-04T20:52:08Z/2012-02-07T05:37:26Z
Version SPG v14.2.0
Mission Description Herschel was launched on 14 May 2009! It is the fourth 'cornerstone' mission in the ESA science programme. With a 3.5 m Cassegrain telescope it is the largest space telescope ever launched. It is performing photometry and spectroscopy in approximately the 55-671 ┬Ám range, bridging the gap between earlier infrared space missions and groundbased facilities.
Creator Contact https://support.cosmos.esa.int/herschel/
Date Published 2012-08-06T21:45:08Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2012-08-06T21:45:08Z, OT1_ksandstr_1, SPG v14.2.0. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-68xy79x