The RAVE Survey: Constraining the Local Galactic Escape Speed

@article{Smith2006TheRS,
  title={The RAVE Survey: Constraining the Local Galactic Escape Speed},
  author={M. C. Smith and Gregory R. Ruchti and Amina Helmi and Rosemary F. G. Wyse},
  journal={Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union},
  year={2006},
  volume={2},
  pages={137 - 137}
}
  • M. C. Smith, G. Ruchti, +1 author R. Wyse
  • Published 1 August 2006
  • Physics
  • Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Abstract We report new constraints on the local escape speed of our Galaxy. Our analysis is based on a sample of high velocity stars from the RAVE survey and two previously published datasets (the Geneva-Copenhagen survey and the Beers et al. catalogue of metal-poor stars). We use cosmological simulations of disk galaxy formation to motivate our assumptions on the shape of the velocity distribution, allowing for a significantly more precise measurement of the escape velocity compared to… Expand
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