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A UNIFORM CATALOG OF MOLECULAR CLOUDS IN THE MILKY WAY

• Authors: Thomas S. Rice, Alyssa A. Goodman, Edwin A. Bergin, Christopher Beaumont, and T. M. Dame

2016 The Astrophysical Journal 822 52.

• Provider: AAS Journals

Caption: Figure 4.

Illustration of our procedure to resolve the kinematic distance ambiguity in the inner Galaxy. (a) Relative probabilities of the near vs. far distances. Clouds assigned the near distance are represented with blue points, with red representing far distance clouds. (b), (c) Linewidth-size plot, where each cloud has the size corresponding to both its “near” and “far” distance displayed. The size corresponding to the distance not chosen is marked with an “x.” (d), (e) Plot showing cloud height z above or below the Galactic midplane vs. heliocentric distance. As in the middle row, the near z and far z are shown for each cloud, and the one corresponding to the distance not chosen is marked with an “x.”