NGC 2146: A Firehose-Type Bending Instability? Academic Article uri icon


  • The'firehose'instability in central disks is discussed. This instability may arise in the centers of galaxies where the stars move in thin, practically non-rotating disks. N-body simulations described here predict the existence of a new type of structure-small-scale~ h out-of-plane bends of newly formed OB stars-in the central regions of spiral galaxies with high star formation rates.

publication date

  • January 1, 1999