Harvard Astronomy 201b

Answer to question (9)

In Uncategorized on March 28, 2013 at 7:13 am

To some extent, yes—it shows the velocity dispersions are mostly subsonic, which is also evident from Figure 2 b if you calculate c_{s,ave}=.2\;\rm{km/s} and see that most of the region has lower values than this. But Figure 3 shows you just how much of the region doesn’t (i.e. is supersonic), and that most of the bits that are supersonic are near the young stellar object (YSO).

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