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Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 39, Issue 1, pp 53–64 | Cite as

The role of diffuse matter in galactic coronas

  • A. Chernin
  • J. Einasto
  • E. Saar
Article

Abstract

An upper limit to the gas content in the coronas of giant galaxiesMgas<0.04Mcor has been calculated on the basis of observational data on the emission of clusters of galaxies in different wavelength ranges. An analysis of companion galaxies has revealed a correlation of their morphological types with the distances to central giant galaxies. A gasodynamical interpretation of this regularity is suggested and a possible picture of the evolution of the galactic coronas is presented.

Keywords

Observational Data Wavelength Range Morphological Type Diffuse Matter Companion Galaxy 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Chernin
    • 1
  • J. Einasto
    • 2
  • E. Saar
    • 2
  1. 1.A. Ioffe Institute of Physics and TechnologyLeningradU.S.S.R.
  2. 2.W. Struve Astrophysical ObservatoryEstonia, U.S.S.R.

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