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One Large Blob and Many Streams Frosting the nearby Stellar Halo in Gaia DR2

  • Authors: Helmer Koppelman, Amina Helmi, and Jovan Veljanoski

2018 The Astrophysical Journal Letters 860 L11.

  • Provider: AAS Journals

Caption: Figure 3.

Distribution of the stars in our kinematically selected halo sample in the “integrals of motion” space defined by their energy E and z-component of their angular momentum Lz. To make the structure visually more apparent we have used here a stricter value of Vcut = VLSR, which reduces the contrast between the tails of the disks and the rest of the halo.

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