Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 311, Issue 1–3, pp 99–103 | Cite as

Three-dimensional simulations of a starburst wind

  • Jackie L. Cooper
  • Geoffrey V. Bicknell
  • Ralph S. Sutherland
  • Joss Bland-Hawthorn
Original Article


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.


Galaxies: starburst Hydrodynamics ISM: jets & outflows Method: numerical 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jackie L. Cooper
    • 1
  • Geoffrey V. Bicknell
    • 1
  • Ralph S. Sutherland
    • 1
  • Joss Bland-Hawthorn
    • 2
  1. 1.Research School of Astronomy and AstrophysicsAustralian National UniversityWeston CreekAustralia
  2. 2.Anglo-Australian ObservatoryEppingAustralia

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