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The Gaia-ESO Survey: a quiescent Milky Way with no significant dark/stellar accreted disc(a similar to...)

Ruchti, Gregory LU ; Read, J. I.; Feltzing, Sofia LU ; Serenelli, A. M.; McMillan, Paul LU ; Lind, K.; Bensby, Thomas LU ; Bergemann, M.; Asplund, M. and Vallenari, A., et al. (2015) In Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 450(3). p.2874-2887
Abstract
According to our current cosmological model, galaxies like the Milky Way are expected to experience many mergers over their lifetimes. The most massive of the merging galaxies will be dragged towards the disc plane, depositing stars and dark matter into an accreted disc structure. In this work, we utilize the chemodynamical template developed in Ruchti et al. to hunt for accreted stars. We apply the template to a sample of 4675 stars in the third internal data release from the Gaia-ESO Spectroscopic Survey. We find a significant component of accreted halo stars, but find no evidence of an accreted disc component. This suggests that the Milky Way has had a rather quiescent merger history since its disc formed some 8-10 billion years ago and... (More)
According to our current cosmological model, galaxies like the Milky Way are expected to experience many mergers over their lifetimes. The most massive of the merging galaxies will be dragged towards the disc plane, depositing stars and dark matter into an accreted disc structure. In this work, we utilize the chemodynamical template developed in Ruchti et al. to hunt for accreted stars. We apply the template to a sample of 4675 stars in the third internal data release from the Gaia-ESO Spectroscopic Survey. We find a significant component of accreted halo stars, but find no evidence of an accreted disc component. This suggests that the Milky Way has had a rather quiescent merger history since its disc formed some 8-10 billion years ago and therefore possesses no significant dark matter disc. (Less)
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Wiley-Blackwell
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  abstract     = {According to our current cosmological model, galaxies like the Milky Way are expected to experience many mergers over their lifetimes. The most massive of the merging galaxies will be dragged towards the disc plane, depositing stars and dark matter into an accreted disc structure. In this work, we utilize the chemodynamical template developed in Ruchti et al. to hunt for accreted stars. We apply the template to a sample of 4675 stars in the third internal data release from the Gaia-ESO Spectroscopic Survey. We find a significant component of accreted halo stars, but find no evidence of an accreted disc component. This suggests that the Milky Way has had a rather quiescent merger history since its disc formed some 8-10 billion years ago and therefore possesses no significant dark matter disc.},
  author       = {Ruchti, Gregory and Read, J. I. and Feltzing, Sofia and Serenelli, A. M. and McMillan, Paul and Lind, K. and Bensby, Thomas and Bergemann, M. and Asplund, M. and Vallenari, A. and Flaccomio, E. and Pancino, E. and Korn, A. J. and Recio-Blanco, A. and Bayo, A. and Carraro, G. and Costado, M. T. and Damiani, F. and Heiter, U. and Hourihane, A. and Jofre, P. and Kordopatis, G. and Lardo, C. and de Laverny, P. and Monaco, L. and Morbidelli, L. and Sbordone, L. and Worley, C. C. and Zaggia, S.},
  issn         = {1365-2966},
  keyword      = {surveys,stars: abundances,stars: kinematics and dynamics,Galaxy:,disc,Galaxy: evolution,Galaxy: formation},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {2874--2887},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  title        = {The Gaia-ESO Survey: a quiescent Milky Way with no significant dark/stellar accreted disc(a similar to...)},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stv807},
  volume       = {450},
  year         = {2015},
}