The HI Environment of Ellipticals with Anomalous Light Profiles

NRAO Summer Student project of Jodie Martin

as advised by J. Hibbard

(pg 1 of 6)

Merger Hypothesis: disk galaxies fall together under the mutual gravitational influence and coalesce into a single object (Toomre & Toomre 1972; Toomre 1979). The final object resembles an elliptical galaxy

N-body simulation (from Chris Mihos)

Observational Sequence: early stages (Toomre Sequence)

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