The APOSTLE project: Local Group kinematic mass constraints and simulation candidate selection

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Fattahi, Azadeh; Navarro, Julio F.; Sawala, Till; Frenk, Carlos S.; Oman, Kyle A.; Crain, Robert A.; Furlong, Michelle; Schaller, Matthieu; Schaye, Joop; Theuns, Tom; Jenkins, Adrian;
  • Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PRESS
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1093/mnras/stv2970
  • Subject: DENSITY PROFILE | LARGE-MAGELLANIC-CLOUD | numerical [Methods] | 115 Astronomy, Space science | Astrophysics - Astrophysics of Galaxies | Dark matter. | NEARBY GALAXIES | INITIAL CONDITIONS | haloes [Galaxies] | DARK-MATTER HALO | EVOLUTION | methods: numerical | dwarf [Galaxies] | galaxies: dwarf | GALAXY FORMATION | QB | Local Group | MILKY-WAY | UNIVERSE | VELOCITY-FIELD | dark matter | galaxies: haloes
    arxiv: Astrophysics::Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Galaxy Astrophysics

We use a large sample of isolated dark matter halo pairs drawn from cosmological N-body simulations to identify candidate systems whose kinematics match that of the Local Group of Galaxies (LG). We find, in agreement with the "timing argument" and earlier work, that the... View more