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The Extended Tidal Tails of Palomar 5: Tracers of the Galactic Potential

@article{Odenkirchen2003TheET,
  title={The Extended Tidal Tails of Palomar 5: Tracers of the Galactic Potential},
  author={Michael Odenkirchen and Eva K. Grebel and Hans-Walter Rix and Walter Dehnen and Heidi Jo Newberg and Constance M. Rockosi and Brian Yanny},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics},
  year={2003}
}
We detected extended, curved stellar tidal tails emanating from the sparse, disrupting halo globular cluster Pal 5, which cover 10 degrees on the sky. These streams allow us to infer the orbit of Pal 5 and to ultimately constrain the Galactic potential at its location. 

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