Extended Data Fig. 8: Thermal and turbulent support of collapsing clumps. | Nature

Extended Data Fig. 8: Thermal and turbulent support of collapsing clumps.

From: Formation of massive black holes in rapidly growing pre-galactic gas clouds

Extended Data Fig. 8

ad, Same as Extended Data Fig. 3, but for the clumps in the LWH (a) and the MMH (bd). The vertical dotted lines mark the clump mass. The radial inflows are subsonic for all four clumps, but the clump in LWH contains transonic flows between 100Mʘ and 1,000Mʘ. Thermal support is dominant inside the clumps, unlike the larger parent Jeans-unstable system, where turbulent effective pressures are comparable to their thermal counterparts (see Extended Data Fig. 3).

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