The warp of the Galaxy and the Large Magellanic Cloud

I. Garcia-Ruiz, K. Kuijken, J. Dubinski

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We study the possibility that the Galactic warp is caused by the tides of the Magellanic clouds. Using a specialized N-body particle+ring code we investigate the role of extra torques on the disc induced by gravitational wakes in the dark halo created by the Large Magellanic Cloud. We find that neither the amplitude nor the orientation of the resulting warp agrees with observations.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)459-469
Aantal pagina's11
TijdschriftMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Nummer van het tijdschrift2
StatusPublished - dec-2002

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