Hidden Imprints of Minor Merging in Early-Type Galaxies: Inner Polar Rings and Inclined Large-Scale Gaseous Disks In S0sReport as inadecuate




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Sternberg Astronomical Institute, Lomonosov Moscow State University, University av. 13, Moscow 119991, Russia





Academic Editors: José Alfonso López Aguerri, Enrichetta Iodice and Alexei Moiseev

Abstract I discuss my latest observational data and ideas about decoupled gaseous subsystems in nearby lenticular galaxies. As an extreme case of inclined gaseous disks, I demonstrate a sample of inner polar disks, derive their incidence, about 10% among the volume-limited nearby S0 galaxies, and discuss their origin. However, large-scale decoupled gaseous disks at intermediate inclinations are also a rather common phenomenon among the field S0 galaxies. I suggest that the geometry of outer gas accretion and the final morphology of the galaxy may be tightly related: inclined gas infall may prevent star formation in the accreted disk and force the disk galaxy to be a lenticular. View Full-Text

Keywords: lenticular galaxies; evolution of galaxies; galaxies: interstellar matter; galaxies: kinematics and dynamics; 98.52.Lp, 98.58.Ay, 98.62.Ai, 98.62.Hr, 98.62.Lv lenticular galaxies; evolution of galaxies; galaxies: interstellar matter; galaxies: kinematics and dynamics; 98.52.Lp, 98.58.Ay, 98.62.Ai, 98.62.Hr, 98.62.Lv





Author: Olga Sil’chenko

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