NGC 3310 and its tidal debris: remnants of galaxy evolution

  title={NGC 3310 and its tidal debris: remnants of galaxy evolution},
  author={E. Wehner and J. Gallagher and P. Papaderos and U. F. Alvensleben and K. Westfall},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
NGC 3310 is a local galaxy with an intense, ongoing starburst thought to result from a merger with a companion galaxy. It has several known tidal features in the northwest and southern regions around the main galactic disc, as well as a closed, tidal loop emerging from the eastern side of the disc and rejoining in the north. This loop appears to be distinct from the rest of the shells surrounding NGC 3310 and is the first of its kind to be detected in a starburst galaxy. In this work, we… Expand

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