Making Elliptical Galaxies
What is left behind when the merger is complete?
Can mergers make elliptical galaxies?
We can examine the model remnants to ask:
- Do the remnants look like ellipticals?
- What signatures are left
behind to identify merger-spawned ellipticals?
- Mergers can make some
- The fraction of all ellipticals made this way is uncertain.
- Model signatures can be used to constrain this fraction.
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