The dynamical evolution of the Pleiades

  title={The dynamical evolution of the Pleiades},
  author={Joseph M. Converse and Steven William Stahler},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  • J. Converse, S. Stahler
  • Published 10 February 2010
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
We present the results of a numerical simulation of the history and future development of the Pleiades. This study builds on our previous one that established statistically the present-day structure of this system. Our simulation begins just after molecular cloud gas has been expelled by the embedded stars. We then follow, using an N-body code, the stellar dynamical evolution of the cluster to the present and beyond. Our initial state is that which evolves, over the 125 Myr age of the cluster… 

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