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Paper: A Unique Giant HI Cloud in the Inner Galaxy
Volume: 240, Gas and Galaxy Evolution: A Conference in Honor of the 20th Anniversary of the VLA
Page: 458
Authors: Lockman, F. J.; Minter, A. H.
Abstract: G28.17+0.05 is a giant HI cloud lying in the inner Galactic plane with a mass in atomic gas that may be as large as 105 Msolar. It appears to be self-gravitating, highly turbulent, and predominantly molecular, but with little star formation. We suggest that it is just now entering a spiral arm and beginning the transition from atomic to molecular. Many more clouds like this may exist as yet undetected in the inner Galaxy.
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