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Kinematic classifications of local interacting galaxies: implications for the merger/disk classifications at high-z

Rich, Jeffrey A.; Yuan, Tiantian; Larson, Kirsten L.; Casey, Caitlin M.; Smith, Howard A.; Sanders, D. B.; Kewley, Lisa J.; Hayward, Christopher C.


The classification of galaxy mergers and isolated disks is key for understanding the relative importance of galaxy interactions and secular evolution during the assembly of galaxies. Galaxy kinematics as traced by emission lines have been used to suggest the existence of a significant population of high-z star-forming galaxies consistent with isolated rotating disks. However, recent studies have cautioned that post-coalescence mergers may also display disk-like kinematics. To further...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015-04-16
Type: Journal article
Source: The Astrophysical Journal
DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/803/2/62


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