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A Multiscale Picture of the Magnetic Field and Gravity from a Large-scale Filamentary Envelope to Core-accreting Dust Lanes in the High-mass Star-forming Region W51

  • Authors: Patrick M. Koch, Ya-Wen Tang, Paul T. P. Ho, Pei-Ying Hsieh, Jia-Wei Wang, Hsi-Wei Yen, Ana Duarte-Cabral, Nicolas Peretto, Yu-Nung Su

Patrick M. Koch et al 2022 The Astrophysical Journal 940 .

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Caption: Figure 4.

Identical to Figure 3 but with the gravitational vector field g loc oversampled to emphasize the gravitational local convergence toward ridges, before merging into local mass centers. These ridges form a gravitational skeleton (visible as thicker black zones) and are suggestive of gravitationally driven accretion regions and channels. This skeleton largely falls onto the dust lanes labeled in Figures 1 and 2.

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