Lopsided galactic bars

  title={Lopsided galactic bars},
  author={Ewa L. Lokas},
  journal={Astronomy \& Astrophysics},
  • E. Lokas
  • Published 9 September 2021
  • Physics
  • Astronomy & Astrophysics
Most of the observed and simulated galactic bars are symmetric in the face-on view. However, there are indeed cases of bars that are off-center with respect to the disk or have an asymmetric shape. The only well-known example showing both these features is the Large Magellanic Cloud. We report on the identification of several lopsided galactic bars in the Illustris TNG100 simulation found among a sample of elongated bar-like galaxies studied in the past. The bars show a clear asymmetry in the… 

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