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Paper: Structure and Dynamics in Nearby Galaxies from THINGS
Volume: 438, The Dynamic Interstellar Medium: A Celebration of the Canadian Galactic Plane Survey
Page: 3
Authors: Thornley, M. D.; Leroy, A. K.; Schruba, A.; Bagetakos, I.; Portas, A.; Usero, A.; Bigiel, F.; Foyle, K.
Abstract: The HI Nearby Galaxy Survey (THINGS) has imaged the spectral line emission from atomic hydrogen in 34 nearby (d = 2–15 Mpc) spiral and dwarf irregular galaxies at the highest feasible resolution (6–12″ and <5.2 km s-1) with the Very Large Array. THINGS detects HI emission and kinematics over the entire optical disk and generally to larger radii, enabling consistent and careful examination of a number of astrophysical problems, both global and local, relating to the structure and dynamics of galaxies. Work pursued by the THINGS team is described here, and readers are encouraged to download the data to pursue analyses of their own.
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