N-BODY SIMULATION OF THE STEPHAN'S QUINTET

@article{Renaud2010NBODYSO,
  title={N-BODY SIMULATION OF THE STEPHAN'S QUINTET},
  author={Florent Renaud and Philip N. Appleton and C. Kevin Xu},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={724},
  pages={80-91}
}
The evolution of compact groups of galaxies may represent one of the few places in the nearby universe in which massive galaxies are being forged through a complex set of processes involving tidal interaction, ram-pressure stripping, and perhaps finally "dry mergers" of galaxies stripped of their cool gas. Using collisionless N-body simulations, we propose a possible scenario for the formation of one of the best-studied compact groups: Stephan's Quintet. We define a serial approach which allows… Expand
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