Authors' Affiliations

Shawn Toner, Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Arts and Sciences, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN. Beverly Smith, Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Arts and Sciences, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN.

Faculty Sponsor’s Department

Physics & Astronomy

Name of Project's Faculty Sponsor

Dr. Beverly Smith

Type

Poster: Competitive

Classification of First Author

Undergraduate Student

Project's Category

Astronomy, Radiosources and Infrared and X ray and Gamma Ray

Abstract Text

Using 8 micron infrared images from the Spitzer telescope we determine the half-light radius (the radius that contains half of the total light) for a sample of 49 nearby merging and merged pairs of galaxies. We compared this with other properties of the galaxies including a) the mass of X-ray emitting hot gas Mx(gas), b) the star formation rate (SFR), c) the large scale environment the galaxies reside in, and d) the chemical composition of the galaxies. Our goal is to better understand the processes that produce hot gas in galaxies

Share

COinS
 

X-ray Emitting Hot Gas Production in Nearby Merging Galaxies

Using 8 micron infrared images from the Spitzer telescope we determine the half-light radius (the radius that contains half of the total light) for a sample of 49 nearby merging and merged pairs of galaxies. We compared this with other properties of the galaxies including a) the mass of X-ray emitting hot gas Mx(gas), b) the star formation rate (SFR), c) the large scale environment the galaxies reside in, and d) the chemical composition of the galaxies. Our goal is to better understand the processes that produce hot gas in galaxies