Record number :
30891
Title of article :
VORONTSOV-VELYAMINOVS ROWS IN GIANT SPIRAL GALAXIES: GEOMETRICAL PROPERTIES AND PHYSICAL INTERPRETATION
Author/Authors :
524.726، A. D. Chernin UDC نويسنده ,
Issue Information :
روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 1998
Pages :
-398
From page :
399
To page :
0
Abstract :
A phenomenon discovered by Vorontsov-Velʹyaminov - straight segments in the spiral structure of giant galaxies - is studied. The main geometrical and physical characteristics of these structures are demonstrated using the example of the galaxies M101 and especially M51. it is shown that rows alternate with regular spiral arms over almost their entire extent in MIOI, M51, and a number of other galaxies. The relationship between rows and straight warm dust lanes at the inner edges of spiral arms is traced. Assuming these dust lanes lo be gas llayers compressed by a spiral shock wave, the possibility^ that rows areformed in local segments of the spiral shock front that are being flattened is discussed. New observational facts about rows support the quantitative consequences of this gas-dynamical picture.
Keywords :
Theory , cosmic rays , Gannnia-ray bursts
Journal title :
Astrophysics
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