Satellite Dwarf Galaxies in a Hierarchical Universe: The Prevalence of Dwarf-Dwarf Major Mergers

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Deason, Alis; Wetzel, Andrew; Garrison-Kimmel, Shea;
(2014)
  • Publisher: American Astronomical Society
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1088/0004-637X/794/2/115
  • Subject: dwarf [galaxies] | Local Group | Astrophysics - Astrophysics of Galaxies | interactions [galaxies]
    arxiv: Astrophysics::Galaxy Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Earth and Planetary Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Solar and Stellar Astrophysics

Mergers are a common phenomenon in hierarchical structure formation, especially for massive galaxies and clusters, but their importance for dwarf galaxies in the Local Group remains poorly understood. We investigate the frequency of major mergers between dwarf galaxies ... View more
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