On the alleged duality of the Galactic halo

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Schoenrich, Ralph; Asplund, Martin; Casagrande, Luca;
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2011.19003.x
  • Subject: Astrophysics - Astrophysics of Galaxies | Astrophysics - Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics
    arxiv: Astrophysics::Galaxy Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics

We examine the kinematics of the Galactic halo based on SDSS/SEGUE data by Carollo et al. (2007, 2010). We find that their claims of a counter-rotating halo are the result of substantial biases in distance estimates (of order 50%): the claimed retrograde component, whic... View more
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