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Author Ceccarelli, Laura ♦ Padilla, Nelson ♦ Lambas, Diego Garcia
Source arXiv.org
Content type Text
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Date of Submission 2008-05-06
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Astronomy & allied sciences ♦ Physics
Subject Keyword Astrophysics ♦ physics:astro-ph
Abstract We perform a statistical study of the characteristics of galaxies in voids and void walls in the SDSS and 2dFGRS catalogues. We investigate dependencies of the distribution of galaxy spectral types and colours as a function of the relative position to the void centres for different luminosity and local density ranges. We find a trend towards bluer, star forming galaxies in void walls beyond the local density dependence. These results indicate that luminosity and local density do not entirely determine the distribution of galaxy properties such as colours and spectral types, and point towards a large scale modulation of star formation. We argue that this effect is due to the lower accretion and merger history of galaxies arriving at void walls from the emptier inner void regions.
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Page Count 5


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