THE MID-LIFE CRISIS OF THE MILKY WAY AND M31

@article{Mutch2011THEMC,
  title={THE MID-LIFE CRISIS OF THE MILKY WAY AND M31},
  author={Simon J. Mutch and Darren J. Croton and Gregory B. Poole},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={736},
  pages={84}
}
Upcoming next generation galactic surveys, such as Gaia and HERMES, will deliver unprecedented detail about the structure and make-up of our Galaxy, the Milky Way, and promise to radically improve our understanding of it. However, to benefit our broader knowledge of galaxy formation and evolution we first need to quantify how typical the Galaxy is with respect to other galaxies of its type. Through modeling and comparison with a large sample of galaxies drawn from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey… 

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