Formation of dwarf ellipticals and dwarf irregular galaxies by interaction of giant galaxies under environmental influence

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Chattopadhyay, Tanuka; Debsarma, Suma; Karmakar, Pradip; Davoust, Emmanuel;
(2014)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.newast.2014.07.004
  • Subject: Astrophysics - Astrophysics of Galaxies | 85
    arxiv: Astrophysics::Galaxy Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Earth and Planetary Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Solar and Stellar Astrophysics

A model is proposed for the formation of gas-rich dwarf irregular galaxies and gas-poor, rotating dwarf elliptical galaxies following the interaction between two giant galaxies as a function of space density. The formation of dwarf galaxies is considered to depend on a ... View more
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