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Paper: Motion Properties of Satellites around External Spiral Galaxies
Volume: 327, Satellites and Tidal Streams
Page: 268
Authors: Azzaro, M.; Prada, F.; Gutierrez, C.M.
Abstract: We are analyzing a sample of close by galaxy systems, each comprising a bright isolated spiral and its satellites. We find an excess (56%) of prograde satellites over retrograde, which basically holds for all angular displacements from the primary major axis. Monte Carlo simulations show that mixing systems at different distances in the sample should not perceptibly affect percentages.
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