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2011MNRAS.412..187K - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 412, 187-207 (2011/March-3)

Resonant relaxation and the warp of the stellar disc in the galactic centre.


Abstract (from CDS):

Observations of the spatial distribution and kinematics of young stars in the Galactic Centre can be interpreted as showing that the stars occupy one, or possibly two, discs of radii ∼0.05-0.5 pc. The most prominent (`clockwise') disc exhibits a strong warp: the normals to the mean orbital planes in the inner and the outer third of the disc differ by ∼60°. Using an analytical model based on Laplace-Lagrange theory, we show that such warps arise naturally and inevitably through vector resonant relaxation between the disc and the surrounding old stellar cluster.

Abstract Copyright: 2011 The Authors Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society2011 RAS

Journal keyword(s): celestial mechanics - Galaxy: centre - Galaxy: nucleus

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