Accession Number:

AD0633483

Title:

THE DISTRIBUTION AND MOTION OF INTERSTELLAR MATTER INGALAXIES,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY PRINCETON NJ

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1962-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

334.0

Abstract:

Contents Radio data on the distribution and motion of interstellar gas. Evidence for large deviations from the equatorial Plane in the neutral hydrogen of the outer parts of the galaxy. The kinematics of the local gas system. Interstellar gas and young stars near the sun. Photometric studies of the distribution of dust near the sun. Radio data on gas clouds at intermediate latitudes. Large-scale structure in the region around h and chi Persei. Some remarks on the transition region between Disk and Halo. Measurement of polarization of the continuous radiation at 75-cm wavelength. Cosmic rays near the sun. Galactic magnetic fields and the equilibrium of interstellar clouds. Star formation and magnetic fields. Gas in elliptical and S0 galaxies. The distribution of gas in spiral and irregular galaxies. Gas in clusters of galaxies. Energy balance of the interstellar medium. Dynamics of the interstellar gas. Thermal instabilities in the interstellar medium. Strong shock fronts. Dynamics of bright-rim structures. The motion of gas in barred spiral galaxies. Gravitational resonance effects in the central layer of a galaxy. Spiral structure. Dynamic effects of magnetic fields and the galactic halo. Magnetic fields and the dynamics of the galactic gas. Dynamics of cosmic rays. Stellar evolution phases with mass ejection. Past distribution of the interstellar gas. Nuclear evolution in the galaxy. Evolution of galaxies.

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics
  • Celestial Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE