publication . Preprint . Article . 2006

Correlations between Central Massive Objects and Their Host Galaxies: From Bulgeless Spirals to Ellipticals

Yuexing Li; Zoltan Haiman; Mordecai‐Mark Mac Low;
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  • Published: 19 Jul 2006
Abstract
Recent observations by Ferrarese et al. (2006) and Wehner et al. (2006) reveal that a majority of galaxies contain a central massive object (CMO), either a supermassive black hole (SMBH) or a compact stellar nucleus, regardless of the galaxy mass or morphological type, and that there is a tight relation between the masses of CMOs and those of the host galaxies. Several recent studies show that feedback from black holes can successfully explain the $\msigma$ correlation in massive elliptical galaxies that contain SMBHs. However, puzzles remain in spirals or dwarf spheroids that do not appear to have black holes but instead harbor a compact central stellar cluster...
Subjects
arXiv: Astrophysics::Cosmology and Extragalactic AstrophysicsAstrophysics::Galaxy AstrophysicsAstrophysics::Earth and Planetary Astrophysics
free text keywords: Astrophysics, Space and Planetary Science, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Supermassive black hole, Lenticular galaxy, Physics, Peculiar galaxy, Galaxy formation and evolution, Brightest cluster galaxy, Interacting galaxy, Galaxy merger, Astronomy, Elliptical galaxy
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NSF| Collaborative Research: Fireworks at the Ballet: Globular Cluster Formation, Bulge Dynamics and the Role of Central Black Holes in Galaxy Mergers
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  • Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Project Code: 0307854
  • Funding stream: Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences | Division of Astronomical Sciences
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NSF| CAREER: Structure Formation and Support by Magnetized, Supersonic Turbulence in the Interstellar Medium and Star-Forming Regions
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  • Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Project Code: 9985392
  • Funding stream: Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences | Division of Astronomical Sciences
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NSF| Multiwavelength Observational Signatures of the First Stars and Quasar Black Holes
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  • Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Project Code: 0307291
  • Funding stream: Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences | Division of Astronomical Sciences
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NSF| Collaborative Research: Fireworks at the Ballet: Globular Cluster Formation, Bulge Dynamics and the Role of Central Black Holes in Galaxy Mergers
Project
  • Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Project Code: 0307200
  • Funding stream: Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences | Division of Astronomical Sciences
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publication . Preprint . Article . 2006

Correlations between Central Massive Objects and Their Host Galaxies: From Bulgeless Spirals to Ellipticals

Yuexing Li; Zoltan Haiman; Mordecai‐Mark Mac Low;