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|Title:||Young stars raining through the galactic halo: the nature and orbit of Price-Whelan 1||Authors:||BELLAZZINI, Michele
Ibata, Rodrigo A.
|Issue Date:||2019||Journal:||MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY||Number:||490||Issue:||2||First Page:||2588||Abstract:||We present radial velocities for five member stars of the recently discovered young (age ≃ 100-150 Myr) stellar system Price-Whelan 1 (PW 1), which is located far away in the Galactic Halo (D≃ 29 kpc, Z≃ 15 kpc), and that is probably associated with the leading arm (LA) of the Magellanic Stream. We measure the systemic radial velocity of PW 1, V<SUB>r</SUB> = 275 ± 10 km s<SUP>-1</SUP>, significantly larger than the velocity of the LA gas in the same direction. We re-discuss the main properties and the origin of this system in the light of these new observations, computing the orbit of the system and comparing its velocity with that of the H I in its surroundings. We show that the bulk of the gas at the velocity of the stars is more than 10 deg (5 kpc) away from PW 1 and the velocity difference between the gas and the stars becomes larger as gas closer to the stars is considered. We discuss the possibilities that (1) the parent gas cloud was dissolved by the interaction with the Galactic gas, and (2) that the parent cloud is the high-velocity cloud (HVC) 287.5+22.5 + 240, lagging behind the stellar system by ≃ 25 km s<SUP>-1</SUP> and ≃10 deg ≃ 5 kpc. This HVC, which is part of the LA, has metallicity similar to PW 1, displays a strong magnetic field that should help to stabilize the cloud against ram pressure, and shows traces of molecular hydrogen. We also show that the system is constituted of three distinct pieces that do not differ only by position in the sky but also by stellar content.||URI:||http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12386/29591||URL:||https://academic.oup.com/mnras/article/490/2/2588/5581515||ISSN:||0035-8711||DOI:||10.1093/mnras/stz2788||Bibcode ADS:||2019MNRAS.490.2588B||Fulltext:||open|
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