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2008MNRAS.383.1223M - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 383, 1223-1231 (2008/January-3)

Are ring galaxies the ancestors of giant low surface brightness galaxies ?

MAPELLI M., MOORE B., RIPAMONTI E., MAYER L., COLPI M. and GIORDANO L.

Abstract (from CDS):

We simulate the collisional formation of a ring galaxy and we integrate its evolution up to 1.5Gyr after the interaction. About 100-200Myr after the collision, the simulated galaxy is very similar to observed ring galaxies (e.g. Cartwheel). After this stage, the ring keeps expanding and fades. Approximately 0.5-1Gyr after the interaction, the disc becomes very large (∼100kpc) and flat. Such extended discs have been observed only in giant low surface brightness galaxies (GLSBs). We compare various properties of our simulated galaxies (surface brightness profile, morphology, HI spectrum and rotation curve) with the observations of four well-known GLSBs (UGC6614, Malin1, Malin2 and NGC7589). The simulations match quite well the observations, suggesting that ring galaxies could be the progenitors of GLSBs. This result is crucial for the cold dark matter (CDM) model, as it was very difficult, so far, to explain the formation of GLSBs within the CDM scenario.

Abstract Copyright: 2007 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2007 RAS

Journal keyword(s): methods: {em N}-body simulations - galaxies: individual: Cartwheel - galaxies: individual: Malin1 - galaxies: individual: Malin2 - galaxies: individual: UGC6614 - galaxies: interactions

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