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Tidal dwarf galaxies in the nearby Universe

Abstract:

We present a statistical observational study of the tidal dwarf (TD) population in the nearby Universe, by exploiting a large, homogeneous catalogue of galaxy mergers compiled from the SDSS. 95% of TD-producing mergers involve two spiral progenitors, while most remaining systems have at least one spiral progenitor. The fraction of TD-producing mergers where both parents are early-type galaxies is <2%, suggesting that TDs are unlikely to form in such mergers. The bulk of TD-producing system...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Astrophysics
Role:
Author
Journal:
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Publication date:
2011-08-22
EISSN:
1365-2966
ISSN:
0035-8711
URN:
uuid:5e3ebab5-0ca7-456f-b2c5-bbf991e9a369
Source identifiers:
204322
Local pid:
pubs:204322
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