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2010ApJ...721.1319A - Astrophys. J., 721, 1319-1328 (2010/October-1)

X-ray shadowing experiments toward infrared dark clouds.

ANDERSON L.D., SNOWDEN S.L. and BANIA T.M.

Abstract (from CDS):

We searched for X-ray shadowing toward two infrared dark clouds (IRDCs) using the MOS detectors on XMM-Newton to learn about the Galactic distribution of X-ray emitting plasma. IRDCs make ideal X-ray shadowing targets of {3 / 4} keV photons due to their high column densities, relatively large angular sizes, and known kinematic distances. Here we focus on two clouds near 30° Galactic longitude at distances of 2 and 5 kpc from the Sun. We derive the foreground and background column densities of molecular and atomic gas in the direction of the clouds. We find that the {3 / 4} keV emission must be distributed throughout the Galactic disk. It is therefore linked to the structure of the cooler material of the interstellar medium and to the birth of stars.

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Journal keyword(s): Galaxy: structure - ISM: clouds - plasmas - X-rays: diffuse background - X-rays: ISM

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