THE FORMATION OF DISK GALAXIES

@article{Dalcanton1997THEFO,
  title={THE FORMATION OF DISK GALAXIES},
  author={Julianne J. Dalcanton and David N. Spergel and Frank Summers},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={1997},
  volume={482},
  pages={659-676}
}
We present a scenario for the formation of disks that explains not only the properties of normal galaxies but also the properties of the population of low surface brightness galaxies (LSBs) as well. We use a gravitationally self-consistent model for disk collapse to calculate the observable properties of disk galaxies as a function of mass and angular momentum of the initial protogalaxy. The model naturally produces both smooth, asymptotically flat rotation curves and exponential surface… 

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