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Galaxy Genesis: Unravelling the Epoch of Dissipation in the Early Disk

Bland-Hawthorn, Joss; Freeman, Kenneth


How did the Galactic disk form and can the sequence of events ever be unravelled from the vast stellar inventory? This will require that some of the residual inhomogeneities from prehistory escaped the dissipative process at an early stage. Fossil hunting to date has concentrated mostly on the stellar halo, but a key source of information will be the thick disk. This is believed to be a 'snap frozen' relic which formed during or shortly after the last major epoch of dissipation, or it may have...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia
DOI: 10.1071/AS04030


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