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The GALAH survey: Accreted stars also inhabit the Spite plateau

Simpson, Jeffrey D; Martell, Sarah; Buder, Sven; Bland-Hawthorn, Joss; Casey, Andrew; De Silva, Gayandhi M; D’Orazi, Valentina; Freeman, Kenneth; Hayden, Michael; Kos, J.; Lewis, Geraint Francis; Lind, Karin; Schlesinger, Katharine; Sharma, Sanjib; Da Costa, Gary; Nordlander, Thomas; Ting, Yuan-Sen; Asplund, Martin


The European Space Agency (ESA) Gaia mission has enabled the remarkable discovery that a large fraction of the stars near the solar neighbourhood are debris from a single in-falling system, the so-called Gaia-Sausage-Enceladus (GSE). This discovery provides astronomers for the first time with a large cohort of easily observable, unevolved stars that formed in a single extragalactic environment. Here we use these stars to investigate the 'Spite plateau' - the near-constant lithium abundance...[Show more]

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Date published: 2021
Type: Journal article
Source: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stab2012
Access Rights: Open Access


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