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Star clusters as building blocks for dSph galaxy formation
journal contributionposted on 2017-06-12, 13:20 authored by P. Assmann, M. Fellhauer, Mark I. Wilkinson
We study numerically the formation of dSph galaxies. Intense starbursts, e.g., in gas-rich environments, typically produce a few to a few hundred young star clusters within a region of just a few hundred pc. The dynamical evolution of these star clusters may explain the formation of the luminous component of dwarf spheroidal (dSph) galaxies. Here, we perform a numerical experiment to show that the evolution of star cluster complexes in dark-matter haloes can explain the formation of the luminous components of dSph galaxies. © International Astronomical Union 2010.
CitationProceedings of the International Astronomical Union, 2009, 5 (S266 Star clusters: basic galactic building blocks throughout time and space), pp. 353-356
Author affiliation/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING/Department of Physics and Astronomy
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