Galaxy Formation

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Questions in this category have been asked by MT

  • What is Press-Schechter Theory?
  • Suppose you see two galaxies merging. Describe what you expect to see in X-rays, radio, optical wavelengths.
    • Helping question: What happens to the stars during the merger? What about the gas and dust?
  • Is energy conserved in the galaxy formation process? Why is this important to the formation of galaxies? [SR/MT]
  • What is a NFW profile? (SR)