IAU Symposium Abstract S186-023T


TIDAL DWARF GALAXIES


I. F. Mirabel1, P.-A. Duc2
1 C.E. Saclay, France < mirabel@discovery.saclay.cea.fr >
2 European Southern Observatory, Germany < pduc@eso.org >



It will be reviewed the idea that dwarf galaxies can be formed out of the tidal debries of interacting giant galaxies. This class of dwarf galaxies are called "Tidal Dwarf Galaxies".