van der Kruit, P C; Freeman, Kenneth
The disks of disk galaxies contain a substantial fraction of their baryonic matter and angular momentum, and much of the evolutionary activity in these galaxies, such as the formation of stars, spiral arms, bars and rings, and the various forms of secular evolution, takes place in their disks. The formation and evolution of galactic disks are therefore particularly important for understanding how galaxies form and evolve and the cause of the variety in which they appear to us. Ongoing large...[Show more]
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