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A Tale of Tidal Tails in the Milky Way

Casey, Andrew Raithby

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Hundreds of compact star systems encircle the Milky Way. Many of these systems have undergone partial disruption due to tidal forces, littering the halo with stellar streams. These tidal tails are sensitive to the Galactic potential, facilitating an excellent laboratory to investigate galaxy formation and evolution. To better understand the emergence of the Milky Way, this thesis examines the dynamics and chemistry of a number of known stellar streams. In particular the Sagittarius, Orphan and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/156086
DOI: 10.25911/5d514ef52aeff

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