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Active galactic nuclei and the minor merger hypothesis

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We have investigated the dynamics of the merging process in the minor merger hypothesis for active galactic nuclei. We find that for a satellite galaxy to be able to merge directly with the nucleus of the host galaxy (for example, to give rise to the compact dust discs which are seen in early-type active galaxies), the initial orbit of the satellite is required to be well aimed. For the case of the host galaxy being a disc galaxy, if the initial orbits of the satellites are randomly oriented ...

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Journal:
MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY
Volume:
346
Issue:
4
Pages:
1078-1088
Publication date:
2003-12-21
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EISSN:
1365-2966
ISSN:
0035-8711
URN:
uuid:518da336-4325-484d-9443-ebc2a2cd4ecb
Source identifiers:
3614
Local pid:
pubs:3614

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