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Galactic Worms

  • B.C. Koo (a1), C. Heiles (a1) and W. T. Reach (a1)

Abstract

We have found and cataloged over 100 vertical structures in H I, infrared, and radio continuum emission. These correspond to the H I worms detected by Heiles (1984). The infrared and the radio continuum properties of worms suggest that some worms have associated ionized gas. The area filling factor of superbubbles in the inner Galaxy is estimated to be greater than ~0.1.

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