The Ghost of a Dwarf Galaxy:
Fossils of the Hierarchical Formation of the Nearby Spiral Galaxy NGC 5907

David Martínez-Delgado   ( IAC, MPIA), Jorge Peñarrubia   (Univ.Victoria ), R. Jay GaBany   (Blackbird Observatory), Ignacio Trujillo   ( IAC), Steven R. Majewski   (Univ. Virginia), Michael Pohlen   (Cardiff)

This animation simulates the decaying orbit of a small satellite galaxy that resulted in the tidal stream surrounding NGC 5907. N-body model computed by Dr. Jorge Peñarrubia (Univ. Victoria, Canada)

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Image copyright ©2008 Jorge Peñarrubia ( University Victoria ).

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