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2008ApJ...676..991R Vertically Extended Neutral Gas in the Massive Edge-on Spiral NGC 5746 Rand, Richard J.; Benjamin, Robert A. Abstract. We present Very Large Array 21 cm observations of the massive edge-on spiral galaxy NGC 5746. This galaxy has recently been reported to have a luminous X-ray halo, which has been taken as evidence of residual hot gas, as predicted in galaxy formation scenarios. Such models also predict that some of this gas should undergo thermal instabilities, leading to a population of warm clouds falling onto the disk. If so, then one might expect to find a vertically extended neutral layer. We detect a substantial high-latitude component, but conclude that almost all of its mass of 1.2-1.6x10^9^ M_sun_ most likely resides in a warp. Four features far from the plane containing about 10^8^ M_sun_ are found at velocities distinct from this warp. These clouds may be associated with the expected infall, although an origin in a disk-halo flow cannot be ruled out, except for one feature which is counterrotating. The warp itself may be a result of infall according to recent models. But clearly this galaxy lacks a massive, lagging neutral halo as found in NGC 891. The disk H I is concentrated into two rings of radii 1.5' and 3'. Radial inflow is found in the disk, probably due to the bar in this galaxy. A nearby member of this galaxy group, NGC 5740, is also detected. It shows a prominent one-sided extension which may be the result of ram pressure stripping. Key words: Galaxies: Evolution, Galaxies: Formation, Galaxies: Individual: NGC 5746, NGC 5740, Galaxies: ISM, Galaxies: Kinematics and Dynamics, Galaxies: Spiral
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