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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 5.

Investigation of possible bias in near/far disambiguation, by comparing all inner Galaxy clouds to those on the tangent circle (i.e., those that have no distance ambiguity). Left panel: aspect ratio (σmaj/σmin) vs. cloud radius for inner Galaxy clouds. Right panel: distribution of cloud radii for inner Galaxy clouds. A handful of large (R > 100 pc) clouds may indicate either an incorrect distance assignment or blending of distant, unresolved clouds.

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