SHRINKING OF CLUSTER ELLIPTICALS: A TIDAL STRIPPING EXPLANATION AND IMPLICATIONS FOR THE INTRACLUSTER LIGHT

@article{Cypriano2006SHRINKINGOC,
  title={SHRINKING OF CLUSTER ELLIPTICALS: A TIDAL STRIPPING EXPLANATION AND IMPLICATIONS FOR THE INTRACLUSTER LIGHT},
  author={Eduardo Serra Cypriano and Laerte Sodr'e and Luis E. Campusano and Daniel A. Dale and Eduardo Hardy},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={131},
  pages={2417-2425}
}
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