EAS Publications Series
Volume 56, 2012The Role of the Disk-Halo Interaction in Galaxy Evolution: Outflow vs. Infall?
|Page(s)||21 - 29|
|Section||Structure and Components of the ISM in Galaxies|
|Published online||17 September 2012|
Miguel A. de Avillez (ed)
EAS Publications Series, 56 (2012) 21–29
Structure and Components of The Interstellar Medium
Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Toulouse-Tarbes, Université de Toulouse, CNRS, 14 avenue Edouard Belin, 31400 Toulouse, France
This paper gives an overview of the three basic constituents of the interstellar medium (ISM) of our Galaxy, namely, the ordinary matter (made of gas and dust), magnetic fields, and cosmic rays. Without going into any detail, it presents their observed physical characteristics as well as their spatial distributions at large and small scales.
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