A new method for estimating dark matter halo masses using globular cluster systems

@article{Spitler2009ANM,
  title={A new method for estimating dark matter halo masses using globular cluster systems},
  author={Lee R. Spitler and Duncan A. Forbes},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters},
  year={2009},
  volume={392},
  pages={1-5}
}
  • L. Spitler, D. Forbes
  • Published 29 September 2008
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters
All galaxies are thought to reside within large haloes of dark matter, whose properties can only be determined from indirect observations. The formation and assembly of galaxies is determined from the interplay between these dark matter haloes and the baryonic matter they host. Although statistical relations can be used to approximate how massive a galaxy's halo is, very few individual galaxies have direct measurements of their halo masses. We present a method to directly estimate the total… 

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