Physical constraints on the central mass and baryon content of satellite galaxies

Дата и время публикации : 2009-11-10T16:13:28Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
Martin Stringer
Shaun Cole
Carlos Frenk

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Коментарии к cтатье: 8 pages, 5 figures
Первичная категория: astro-ph.GA

Все категории : astro-ph.GA, astro-ph.CO

Краткий обзор статьи: Recent analysis of the Milky Way’s satellite galaxies reveals that these objects share a common central mass density, even though their luminosities range over five orders of magnitude. This observation can be understood in the context of galaxy formation theory by quantifying the factors which restrict the central mass density to a small range. One limit is set by the maximum mass that can collapse into a given region by the hierarchical growth of structure in the standard cold dark matter cosmology. Another limit comes from the natural thresholds which exist for gas to be able to cool and form a galaxy. The wide range of luminosities in these satellites reflect the effects of supernova feedback on the fraction of cooled baryons which are retained.

Category: Physics