The Carnegie-Irvine Galaxy Survey. IV. A Method to Determine the Average Mass Ratio of Mergers That Built Massive Elliptical Galaxies

@article{Huang2016TheCG,
  title={The Carnegie-Irvine Galaxy Survey. IV. A Method to Determine the Average Mass Ratio of Mergers That Built Massive Elliptical Galaxies},
  author={Song Huang and Luis C. Ho and Chien Yu Peng and Zhao-Yu Li and Aaron J. Barth Kavli-IPMU and University of Tokyo and Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics and Peking University and Gmto and Shanghai Astronomical Observatory and University of Southern California and Irvine},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={821},
  pages={114-114}
}
  • Song Huang, Luis C. Ho, +10 authors Irvine
  • Published 2016
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • Author(s): Huang, Song; Ho, Luis C; Peng, Chien Y; Li, Zhao-Yu; Barth, Aaron J | Abstract: Many recent observations and numerical simulations suggest that nearby massive, early-type galaxies were formed through a "two-phase" process. In the proposed second phase, the extended stellar envelope was accumulated through many dry mergers. However, details of the past merger history of present-day ellipticals, such as the typical merger mass ratio, are difficult to constrain observationally. Within… CONTINUE READING

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