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Paper: The Nature of Compact Groups
Volume: 209, Small Galaxy Groups, IAU Colloquium 174
Page: 233
Authors: Tovmassian, H. M.; Tiersch, H.; Martinez, O.; Yam, O.
Abstract: We show that compact groups (CGs) are real physical entities, that almost all HCGs are dynamically associated with generally elongated loose groups of galaxies, that HCGs are compact cores of loose groups, and that they are longer living formations.
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