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Paper: Early Evolution of the Milky Way Satellite System
Volume: 458, Galactic Archaeology: Near-Field Cosmology and the Formation of the Milky Way
Page: 367
Authors: Hensler, G.; Petrov, M.
Abstract: The dwarf spheroidal galaxies around the Milky Way (MW) belong to the most poorly understood class of astronomical objects and serve as the most challenging targets of astrophysical research for the reasons of cosmology, evolution of satellite galaxies, faintest dwarf galaxies, and accretion history of the MW. In order to yield a deeper insight into these perspectives, numerical simulations from cosmological to galactic scales and semi-analytical galaxy models have been undertaken by numerous authors which are discussed here. Furthermore, a new comprehensive chemo-dynamical approach is presented and its results are highlighted.
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