Revisiting the Role of M 31 in the Dynamical History of the Magellanic Clouds

@inproceedings{Kallivayalil2009RevisitingTR,
  title={Revisiting the Role of M 31 in the Dynamical History of the Magellanic Clouds},
  author={Nitya Kallivayalil},
  year={2009}
}
  • Nitya Kallivayalil
  • Published 2009
We study the dynamics of the Magellanic Clouds in a model for the Local Group whose mass is constrained using the timing argument/two-body limit of the action principle. The goal is to evaluate the role of M31 in generating the high angular momentum orbit of the Clouds, a puzzle that has only been exacerbated by the latest HST proper motion measurements. We study the effects of varying the total Local Group mass, the relative mass of the Milky Way and M31, the proper motion of M31, and the… CONTINUE READING
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