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Galaxy mergers

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    • Galactic mergers
    • Galaxies--Merging
    • Mergers of galaxies
    • Merging galaxies
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  • Sources

    • found: Work cat.: Galaxy mergers in an evolving universe, c2013, via WWW, Oct. 17, 2013(Galaxy mergers play a vital role in the evolution of galaxies: building more massive galaxies, triggering starburst and AGN activity and transforming spiral galaxies into elliptical galaxies)
    • found: Wikipedia, Oct. 17, 2013(Galaxy merger; Galaxy mergers can occur when two (or more) galaxies collide; Galaxy mergers are important because the merger rate is fundamental measurement of galaxy evolution)
    • found: GalMer website, Oct. 17, 2013:introd. (In the hierarchical universe, galaxy interactions and mergers play a fundamental role in galaxy formation and evolution, assembling mass and reshaping galaxies.)
    • found: Cosmic "flying V" of merging galaxies, via Hubble Space Telescope website, Oct. 17, 2013("Also visible in this image are bursts of bright blue, pinpointing hot regions where the stars from both galaxies have begun to crash together during the merger.")
    • found: Conselice, C.J. The galaxy structure-redshift relationship, 2004, viewed online Oct. 17, 2013:Galaxy Mergers (A major, but still largely under-studied, aspect of galaxy formation is the role of galaxy mergers. The merging of galaxies to form larger systems is the cornerstone of the idea behind the modern galaxy formation model, dark matter, and cosmology.)
    • found: Wethington, N. Galactic mergers fail to feed black holes, 2011, via Universe today website, Oct. 17, 2013(It has been theorized that mergers between galaxies disturbs the gas and dust in a galaxy, and forces the matter into the immediate neighborhood of the black hole. That is, until a recent study of 140 galaxies hosting Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) -- another name for active black holes at the center of galaxies -- provided strong evidence that many of the galaxies containing these AGN show no signs of past mergers.)
    • notfound: NASA thesaurus, 2010
  • LC Classification

    • QB857.5.M47
  • Change Notes

    • 2013-10-17: new
    • 2014-01-17: revised
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