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Signatures of minor mergers in the Milky Way disc - I. The SEGUE stellar sample

Title
Signatures of minor mergers in the Milky Way disc - I. The SEGUE stellar sample
Authors
Gomez F.A.Minchev I.O'Shea B.W.Lee Y.S.Beers T.C.An D.Bullock J.S.Purcell C.W.Villalobos A.
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안덕근
SCOPUS Author ID
안덕근scopus
Issue Date
2012
Journal Title
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
ISSN
0035-8711JCR Link
Citation
vol. 423, no. 4, pp. 3727 - 3739
Indexed
SCI; SCIE; SCOPUS WOS scopus
Abstract
It is now known that minor mergers are capable of creating structure in the phase-space distribution of their host galaxy's disc. In order to search for such imprints in the Milky Way, we analyse the Sloan Extension for Galactic Understanding and Exploration (SEGUE) F/G dwarf and the Schuster et al. stellar samples. We find similar features in these two completely independent stellar samples, consistent with the predictions of a Milky Way minor-merger event. We next apply the same analyses to high-resolution, idealized N-body simulations of the interaction between the Sagittarius dwarf galaxy and the Milky Way. The energy distributions of stellar particle samples in small spatial regions in the host disc reveal strong variations of structure with position. We find good matches to the observations for models with a mass of Sagittarius' dark matter halo progenitor 10 11M ⊙. Thus, we show that this kind of analysis could be used to provide unprecedentedly tight constraints on Sagittarius' orbital parameters, as well as place a lower limit on its mass. © 2012 The Authors Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society © 2012 RAS.
DOI
10.1111/j.1365-2966.2012.21176.x
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