N-body simulations of the Magellanic stream

@article{Connors2005NbodySO,
  title={N-body simulations of the Magellanic stream},
  author={Tim W. Connors and Daisuke Kawata and Brad K. Gibson},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2005},
  volume={371},
  pages={108-120}
}
A suite of high-resolution N-body simulations of the Magellanic Clouds–Milky Way system are presented and compared directly with newly available data from the H i Parkes All-Sky Survey (HIPASS). We show that the interaction between Small Magellanic Clouds (SMC) and Large Magellanic Clouds results in both a spatial and kinematical bifurcation of both the stream and the leading arm. The spatial bifurcation of the stream is readily apparent in the HIPASS data, and the kinematical bifurcation is… 

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