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Paper: Phase Space Plots of Streams in the Halo and Their Chemical Tags
Volume: 327, Satellites and Tidal Streams
Page: 100
Authors: Brook, C.B.; Kawata, D.; Gibson, B.K.
Abstract: Observing six-dimensional positions and velocities of halo stars allows them to be plotted in the space of adiabatic invariants. This integral space information survives on timescales over which spacial coherence is lost, providing the ability to trace field halo stars as being debris from accreted satellites. We provide here a survey of accreted satellites in the halo of the Galaxy that have been detected using these techniques. We further explore the possibility of chemical abundances being used to provide further evidence for these streams being debris of disrupted building blocks of the Galactic stellar halo.
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