On the Use of the Number Count of Blue Horizontal-Branch Stars to Infer the Dominant Building Blocks of the Milky Way Halo

@article{Chung2016OnTU,
  title={On the Use of the Number Count of Blue Horizontal-Branch Stars to Infer the Dominant Building Blocks of the Milky Way Halo},
  author={C. Chung and Y. Lee and M. Pasquato},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2016},
  volume={456},
  pages={57-57}
}
  • C. Chung, Y. Lee, M. Pasquato
  • Published 2016
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • The formation of the Milky Way stellar halo is thought to be the result of merging and accretion of building blocks such as dwarf galaxies and massive globular clusters. Recently, Deason et al. (2015) suggested that the Milky Way outer halo formed mostly from big building blocks, such as dwarf spheroidal galaxies, based on the similar number ratio of blue straggler (BS) stars to blue horizontal-branch (BHB) stars. Here we demonstrate, however, that this result is seriously biased by not taking… CONTINUE READING
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