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Testing formation mechanisms of the Milky Way's thick disc with RAVE

Wilson, Michelle; Helmi, Amina; Morrison, Heather; Breddels, M. A.; Bienayme, O; Binney, J; Bland-Hawthorn, Joss; Campbell, R; Freeman, Kenneth; Fulbright, J.P.; Gibson, Bradley K; Gilmore, Gerard; Navarro, J F; Parker, Quentin A; Reid, W; Steinmetz, Matthias; Wyse, Rosemary F G


We study the eccentricity distribution of a thick-disc sample of stars (defined as those withVy > 50kms-1and1 < |z|/kpc < 3) observed in the Radial Velocity Experiment (RAVE). We compare this distribution with those obtained in four simulations of galaxy

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2011.18298.x
Access Rights: Open Access


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