|Related Sites and Resources|
For a good technical description of dynamical friction and tidal stripping, see sections 7.1 and 7.3 of Galactic Dynamics, by James Binney and Scott Tremaine.
For more sophisticated models of satellite galaxies, orbital decay, and tidal stripping, see websites by
Kathryn Johnston (Wesleyan): http://www.astro.wesleyan.edu/~kvj/
For a description of satellite galaxies in the local group, see
For discussions about how the accretion of satellites might build up the halo of the Milky Way, see websites by
For more galaxy merging Java fun, go to our Galaxy Crash JavaLab