Evidence for Merging or Disruption of Red Galaxies from the Evolution of Their Clustering

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The formation and evolution of massive red galaxies form a crucial test of theories of galaxy formation based on hierarchical assembly. In this Letter we use observations of the clustering of luminous red galaxies from the Boötes field and N-body simulations to argue that about of the most luminous satellite galaxies appear to undergo merging or disruption within massive halos between and 0.5.

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White, Martin; White, Martin; Zheng, Zheng; Brown, Michael J. I.; Dey, Arjun & Jannuzi, Buell T. November 29, 2006.

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The formation and evolution of massive red galaxies form a crucial test of theories of galaxy formation based on hierarchical assembly. In this Letter we use observations of the clustering of luminous red galaxies from the Boötes field and N-body simulations to argue that about of the most luminous satellite galaxies appear to undergo merging or disruption within massive halos between and 0.5.

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  • Journal Name: The Astrophysical Journal Letters; Journal Volume: 655; Related Information: Journal Publication Date: 1 February 2007

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White, Martin; White, Martin; Zheng, Zheng; Brown, Michael J. I.; Dey, Arjun & Jannuzi, Buell T. Evidence for Merging or Disruption of Red Galaxies from the Evolution of Their Clustering, article, November 29, 2006; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc901386/: accessed September 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.