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Dynamics of the Galaxy's Satellites

Abstract:

The Milky Way's satellites provide unique information about the density of the Galactic halo at large radii. The inclusion of even a few rather inaccurate proper motions resolves an ambiguity in older mass estimates in favour of higher values. Many of the satellites are concentrated into streams. The dynamics of the Magellanic Stream provided an early indication that the halo reaches out to beyond 100 kpc. Tidal forces between the Clouds are currently disturbing the Clouds' internal dynamics....

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Publication date:
2000-06-28
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pubs:167450
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uuid:d0caaf25-343d-4609-a84b-d7ccea259676
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2013-02-20

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