Evidence of a dynamically evolving Galactic warp

  title={Evidence of a dynamically evolving Galactic warp},
  author={Eloisa Poggio and Ronald Drimmel and Ren{\'e} Andrae and Coryn A. L. Bailer-Jones and Morgan Fouesneau and Mario Gilberto Lattanzi and R. L. Smart and Alessandro Spagna},
  journal={Nature Astronomy},
In a cosmological setting, the disk of a galaxy is expected to continuously experience gravitational torques and perturbations from a variety of sources, which can cause the disk to wobble, flare and warp 1 , 2 . Specifically, the study of galactic warps and their dynamic nature could reveal key information on the formation history of galaxies and the mass distribution of their haloes. Our Milky Way presents a unique case study for galactic warps, thanks to detailed knowledge of its stellar… Expand

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