Three-dimensional simulations of a starburst wind
In order to better understand the formation of a starburst-driven wind, we have performed a series of three-dimensional hydrodynamical simulations in an inhomogeneous interstellar medium. We present the results of these simulations, which provide new insights into the formation of the optical filaments and the origin of the soft X-ray emission.
KeywordsGalaxies: starburst Hydrodynamics ISM: jets & outflows Method: numerical
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