The Fragmenting past of the Disk at the Galactic Center : the Culprit for the Missing Red Giants

@inproceedings{2013TheFP,
  title={The Fragmenting past of the Disk at the Galactic Center : the Culprit for the Missing Red Giants},
  author={},
  year={2013}
}
  • Published 2013
Since 1996 we have known that the Galactic Center (GC) displa y a core-like distribution of red giant branch (RGB) stars starting at ∼ 10, which poses a theoretical problem, because the GC should ha ve formed a segregated cusp of old stars. This issue has been addressed i nvoking stellar collisions, massive black hole binaries, and infalling star clusters, which can explain it to some extent. Another observational fact, key to the work presented here, is the presence of a stellar disk at the G… CONTINUE READING