Tidal Dwarf Pseudo-Galaxies

March 2001

Gravitational collapse in tidal tails can produce bound structures. I study this process using numerical simulations of encounters between equal-mass disk galaxies, systematically changing encounter parameters to see which factors favor or inhibit the formation of these objects.



Joshua E. Barnes (barnes@ifa.hawaii.edu)
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