Galaxy Disruption in a Halo of Dark Matter

Дата и время публикации : 2003-08-31T23:47:38Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
Duncan Forbes
Michael Beasley
Kenji Bekki
Jean Brodie
Jay Strader

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Коментарии к статье: 7 pages, Latex, 4 figures, to appear in Science v301 p5637
Первичная категория: astro-ph

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Краткий обзор статьи: The relics of disrupted satellite galaxies around the Milky Way and Andromeda have been found, but direct evidence of a satellite galaxy in the early stages of being disrupted has remained elusive. We have discovered a dwarf satellite galaxy in the process of being torn apart by gravitational tidal forces as it merges with a larger galaxy’s dark matter halo. Our results illustrate the morphological transformation of dwarf galaxies by tidal interaction and the continued build-up of galaxy halos.

Category: Physics