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What Is a galaxy? How cold Is cold dark matter?: Recent progress in near field cosmology

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What Is a galaxy? How cold Is cold dark matter? Recent progress in near field cosmology. / Gilmore, G.; Zucker, D. B.; Wilkinson, M. et al.

Panoramic Views of Galaxy Formation and Evolution. ed. / Tadayuki Kodama; Toru Yamada; Kentaro Aoki. 2008. p. 453-456 (ASP Conference Series; Vol. 399).

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Gilmore, G, Zucker, DB, Wilkinson, M, Wyse, RFG, Belokurov, V, Kleyna, J, Koch, A, Evans, NW & Grebel, EK 2008, What Is a galaxy? How cold Is cold dark matter? Recent progress in near field cosmology. in T Kodama, T Yamada & K Aoki (eds), Panoramic Views of Galaxy Formation and Evolution. ASP Conference Series, vol. 399, pp. 453-456. <http://www.aspbooks.org/a/volumes/article_details/?paper_id=29552>

APA

Gilmore, G., Zucker, D. B., Wilkinson, M., Wyse, R. F. G., Belokurov, V., Kleyna, J., Koch, A., Evans, N. W., & Grebel, E. K. (2008). What Is a galaxy? How cold Is cold dark matter? Recent progress in near field cosmology. In T. Kodama, T. Yamada, & K. Aoki (Eds.), Panoramic Views of Galaxy Formation and Evolution (pp. 453-456). (ASP Conference Series; Vol. 399). http://www.aspbooks.org/a/volumes/article_details/?paper_id=29552

Vancouver

Gilmore G, Zucker DB, Wilkinson M, Wyse RFG, Belokurov V, Kleyna J et al. What Is a galaxy? How cold Is cold dark matter? Recent progress in near field cosmology. In Kodama T, Yamada T, Aoki K, editors, Panoramic Views of Galaxy Formation and Evolution. 2008. p. 453-456. (ASP Conference Series).

Author

Gilmore, G. ; Zucker, D. B. ; Wilkinson, M. et al. / What Is a galaxy? How cold Is cold dark matter? Recent progress in near field cosmology. Panoramic Views of Galaxy Formation and Evolution. editor / Tadayuki Kodama ; Toru Yamada ; Kentaro Aoki. 2008. pp. 453-456 (ASP Conference Series).

Bibtex

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abstract = "There has been a vast recent improvement in photometric and kinematic data for star clusters, Ultra Compact dwarfs, galactic nuclei, and local dSph galaxies, with Subaru contributing substantially to the photometric studies in particular. These data show that there is a bimodal distribution in half-light radii, with stable star clusters always being smaller than 35pc, while stable galaxies are always larger than 120pc. We extend the previously known observational relationships and interpret them in terms of a more fundamental pair of intrinsic properties of dark matter itself: dark matter forms cored mass distributions, with a core scale length of greater than about 100pc, and always has a maximum central mass density with a narrow range. The dark matter in dSph galaxies appears to be clustered such that there is a mean volume mass density within the stellar distribution which has the very low value of about 0.1M⊙ pc−3. None of the dSphs displays kinematics which require the presence of an inner cusp, while in two dSphs there is evidence that the density profile is shallow (cored) in the inner regions. The maximum central dark matter density derived is model dependent, but is likely to have a mean value (averaged over a volume of radius 10pc) of about 0.1M⊙ pc−3, which is 5GeV/c2cm−3). Galaxies are embedded in dark matter halos with these properties; smaller systems containing dark matter are not observed.",
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