The dynamics of tidal tails from massive satellites

@inproceedings{Choi2007TheDO,
  title={The dynamics of tidal tails from massive satellites},
  author={Jun-Hwan Choi and Martin D. Weinberg and Neal Katz},
  year={2007}
}
We investigate the dynamical mechanisms responsible for producing tidal tails from dwarf satellites using N-body simulations. We describe the essential dynamical mechanisms and morphological consequences of tail production in satellites with masses greater than 0.0001 of the host halo virial mass. We identify two important dynamical co-conspirators: 1) the points where the attractive force of the host halo and satellite are balanced (X-points) do not occur at equal distances from the satellite… CONTINUE READING

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