2015A&A...575A..59S


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2015A&A...575A..59S - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 575A, 59-59 (2015/3-1)

Dark influences: imprints of dark satellites on dwarf galaxies.

STARKENBURG T.K. and HELMI A.

Abstract (from CDS):

In the context of the current Λ cold dark matter cosmological model small dark matter halos are abundant and satellites of dwarf galaxies are expected to be predominantly dark. Since low mass galaxies have smaller baryon fractions, interactions with these satellites may leave particularly dramatic imprints. We uncover the influence of the most massive of these dark satellites on disky dwarf galaxies and the possible dynamical and morphological transformations that result from these interactions. We use a suite of carefully set up, controlled simulations of isolated dwarf galaxies. The primary dwarf galaxies have solely a stellar disk in the dark matter halo and the secondaries are completely devoid of baryons. We vary the disk mass, halo concentration, initial disk thickness, and inclination of the satellite orbit. The disky dwarf galaxies are heated and disrupted by the minor merger event, more extremely for higher satellite-to-disk-mass ratios, and the morphology and kinematics are significantly altered. Moreover, for less concentrated halos the minor merger can completely destroy the disk leaving a low-luminosity spheroidal-like galaxy instead. We conclude that dwarf galaxies are very susceptible to being disturbed by dark galaxies and that even a minor merger event can significantly disrupt and alter the structure and kinematics of a dwarf galaxy. This process may be seen as a new channel for the formation of dwarf spheroidal galaxies.

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Journal keyword(s): galaxies: dwarf - galaxies: evolution - galaxies: interactions - galaxies: structure - galaxies: kinematics and dynamics - dark matter

Simbad objects: 10

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Number of rows : 10

N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
RA
ICRS (J2000)
DEC
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2021
#notes
1 NAME Cetus Dwarf Galaxy G 00 26 10.8 -11 03 14     13.2     ~ 206 0
2 NAME SMC G 00 52 38.0 -72 48 01   2.79 2.2     ~ 9607 1
3 LEDA 9140 G 02 24 40.9 -73 30 48   16.0       ~ 28 0
4 NAME Fornax Dwarf Spheroidal G 02 39 59.3 -34 26 57   9.02 7.4     ~ 1496 1
5 NAME LMC G 05 23 34.6 -69 45 22     0.4     ~ 15060 1
6 LEDA 2801026 LSB 16 13 47.504 +54 22 08.25     15.9     ~ 95 0
7 IC 4662 bCG 17 47 09.192 -64 38 19.25   11.75 11.1 10.45   ~ 221 4
8 NGC 6822 G 19 44 56.199 -14 47 51.29   18 8.1     ~ 1445 0
9 NAME Tuc Galaxy G 22 41 49.6 -64 25 10   15.7 15.2     ~ 269 0
10 NAME Local Group GrG ~ ~           ~ 7111 0

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