Study of Two Galactic Center Star-Forming Regions: Sgr B and Sgr C

Calvin Law, Farhad Y Zadeh

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A variety of observations have shown Sgr B (G0.6 0.1) to be one of the most spectacular star-forming regions in the Galaxy. Similarly, Sgr C (G359.4 0.1) is host to sites of star formation as well as a collection of unusual non-thermal radio filaments. Using Chandra, Very Large Array, and Nobeyama Radio Observatory observations, we study the correlations between radio continuum, CS(1–0) molecular line, and X-ray emission from these sources, with a focus on the distribution of the neutral iron 6.4 keV line emission. We examine the hypothesis that such emission is evidence of past flaring from Sgr A* and present an alternative model. We also study the distribution of X-ray and radio point sources throughout these regions.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of X-Ray and Radio Connections
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2005


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