UGC 9588: Another Merger in Progress?

  • E. Davoust
  • P. Poulain
Conference paper


There is increasing evidence that gravitational interactions and mergers have a role to play in the evolution of elliptical galaxies. They may explain the present morphology of some, if not all, ellipticals. They may also be at the origin of observed radio emission and nuclear activity in galaxies.


Dust Liner 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Davoust
    • 1
  • P. Poulain
    • 1
  1. 1.Observatoire Midi-PyrénéesToulouseFrance

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