9-13 July 2012
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Polarized Dust Emission of the Nearby Starburst Galaxies M82 and NGC253

Presented by Dr. Lerothodi LEEUW on 12 Jul 2012 from 17:30 to 19:30
Type: Poster Presentation
Session: Poster Session
Track: Track D1 - Astrophysics

Abstract

We will present submillimeter (submm) polarized imaging of the nearby star-forming galaxies M82 and NGC253. The data, obtained with the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory in Hawaii, probe the emission from dust grains aligned by magnetic fields in these galaxies, and thus fields in relatively dense regions of the galaxies.

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