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2017-Jun-06, 01:01 PM
The physics and chemistry of gas clouds of ions, atoms and molecules, is complex. The authors show using code Cloudy, that the Lyman alpha excitation temperature rarely traces the gas kinetic temperature, and find a novel way to infer the ambient Cosmic Ray rate. SEE:https://arxiv.org/abs/1706.01425 pete