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On the buildup of massive early-type galaxies at z<~1. II- The coordinated key role of wet, mixed, and dry major mergers

@article{ElicheMoral2010OnTB,
  title={On the buildup of massive early-type galaxies at z<~1. II- The coordinated key role of wet, mixed, and dry major mergers},
  author={M. Carmen Eliche-Moral and M Almudena Prieto and Jes{\'u}s Gallego and J. C. Munoz-Mateos Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Instituto de Astrof'isica de Canarias and Universidad de la Laguna},
  journal={arXiv: Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics},
  year={2010}
}
Hierarchical models predict that present-day massive early-type galaxies (mETGs) have finished their assembly at a quite late cosmic epoch (z~0.5), conflicting directly with galaxy mass-downsizing. In Eliche-Moral et al. (2010), we presented a semi-analytical model that predicts the increase by a factor of ~2.5 observed in the number density of mETGs since z~1 to the present, just accounting for the effects of the major mergers strictly-reported by observations. Here, we describe the relative… 

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