From tidal dwarf galaxies to satellite galaxies

  title={From tidal dwarf galaxies to satellite galaxies},
  author={F. Duc},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  • F. Duc
  • Published 15 May 2006
  • Physics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
Received; accepted Abstract. The current popular cosmological models have granted to the population of dwarf satellite galaxies a key role: their number, location and masses constrain both the distribution of dark matter and the physical evolution of their hosts. In the past years, there has been increasing observational evidence that objects with masses of dwarf galaxies can form in the tidal tails of colliding galaxies and speculations that they could become satellite-like galaxies orbiting… 
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