Volume 385, Number 1, April I 2002
|Page(s)||32 - 38|
|Section||Cosmology (including clusters of galaxies)|
|Published online||15 April 2002|
Does spiral galaxy IC 342 exhibit shear induced wave transformations!?
Centre for Plasma Astrophysics, K.U.Leuven, Celestijnenlaan 200B, 3001 Leuven, Belgium
2 Abastumani Astrophysical Observatory, Kazbegi ave. , Tbilisi–380060, Georgia
3 Tbilisi State University, Chavchavadze ave. 2, Tbilisi–380028, Georgia
4 Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, 34014 Trieste, Italy
Corresponding author: S. Poedts, StefaanPoedts@wis.kuleuven.ac.be
Accepted: 15 January 2002
In this paper we argue that the peculiar magnetic spiral structure of the giant, face-on spiral galaxy IC 342 may be evidence for velocity shear induced magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) density wave transformations.
Key words: magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) / waves / galaxies: individual: IC 342 / galaxies: kinematics and dynamics / galaxies: magnetic fields
© ESO, 2002
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