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RR Lyrae stars in the Milky Way stellar halo

Akhter, Shaila

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A current important research topic in modern Astrophysics is to understand the formation process of galaxies like the Milky Way. The Milky Way Stellar Halo preserves the most useful information about the Galaxy evolution. Despite a number of detailed studies over many years, the shape and extent of the Galactic Halo is still debated and knowledge about it is incomplete. The existence of the halo stellar streams provides important clues to the hierarchical formation of our galaxy. We study these...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Thesis (MPhil)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/155169
DOI: 10.25911/5c3da8d994f0f

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