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Galactic bulges: overview

Freeman, Kenneth


This overview of galactic bulges begins with a discussion of the various kinds of bulges (classical, boxy/peanut-shaped, pseudo) and their likely formation mechanisms. Other specific topics include the Galactic bar/bulge and its chemical evolution, the bulge of M31, the relation between bulges and metal-poor halos (often lumped together as spheroids), the morphology-density relation and the formation of S0 galaxies, the color-structure bimodality, and scaling laws for bulges. Finally I will...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Conference paper
Source: Proceedings of International Astronomical Union Symposium 245
DOI: 10.1017/S1743921308017146


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