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    • Shock Excited Molecules in NGC 1266 : ULIRG Conditions at the Center of a Bulge-dominated Galaxy 

      Pellegrini, E.W.; Smith, J.D.; Wolfire, M.G.; Draine, B.T.; Crocker, A.F.; Croxall, K.V.; van der Werf, P.; Dale, D.A.; Rigopoulou, D.; Wilson, C.D.; Schinnerer, E.; Groves, B.A.; Kreckel, K.; Sandstrom, K.M.; Armus, L.; Calzetti, D.; Murphy, E. J.; Walter, F.; Koda, J.; Bayet, E.; Beirao, P.; Bolatto, A. D.; Bradford, M.; Brinks, E.; Hunt, L.; Kennicutt, R.; Knapen, J.H.; Leroy, A.K.; Rosolowsky, E.; Vigroux, L.; Hopwood, R.H.B. (2013-12)
      We investigate the far infrared (IR) spectrum of NGC 1266, a S0 galaxy that contains a massive reservoir of highly excited molecular gas. Using the Herschel Fourier Transform Spectrometer, we detect the 12CO ladder up to ...