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Modelling the Galactic Centre Snake

  • Jennifer Nicholls (a1) and A.D. Gray (a2)

Abstract

High resolution imaging at radio frequencies has revealed several long, filamentary, non-thermal sources in the Galactic Centre region. One of these, known as the Snake, is unique in that it lies outside the Galactic Centre Lobe, and has two kinks along its length, one of which appears to be associated with a small, resolved source. For this work the Snake is assumed to be embedded in a region where both the magnetic field and the particle energy spectrum are uniform. The Snake is then modelled as an enhancement over the background of the particle energy spectrum. Some preliminary results from this model are presented here.

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Modelling the Galactic Centre Snake

  • Jennifer Nicholls (a1) and A.D. Gray (a2)

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