Second parameter globulars and dwarf spheroidals around the Local Group massive galaxies: What can they evidence?

  title={Second parameter globulars and dwarf spheroidals around the Local Group massive galaxies: What can they evidence?},
  author={Valery V. Kravtsov},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  • V. Kravtsov
  • Published 26 September 2002
  • Physics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
We suggest that the majority of the "young", so-called "second parameter" globular clusters (SPGCs) have origi- nated in the outer Galactic halo due to a process other than a tidal disruption of the dwarf spheroidal (dSph) galaxies. Basic observational evidence regarding both the dSphs and the SPGCs, coupled with the latest data about a rather large relative num- ber of such clusters among globulars in M 33 and their low portion in M 31, seems to be consistent with the suspected process. It… 
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