The Diffuse X-Ray Emission from the LMC
We discuss several aspects of the properties of diffuse X-ray emission from the vicinity of the LMC. The comparison of the diffuse X-ray intensity with the HI column density distribution in the LMC shows some signatures of the ‘shadowing’ effect of the ISM on the cosmic X-ray background and the interaction of the LMC with the galactic halo. The substantial diffuse X-ray emission detected from the LMC most likely has its origin in a hot ISM component energized by supernovae and stellar winds from massive stars.
KeywordsMassive Star Column Density Stellar Wind Galactic Halo Discrete Source
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