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HI in the Outskirts of Nearby Galaxies

Albert Bosma


The HI in disk galaxies frequently extends beyond the optical image and can trace the dark matter there. I briefly highlight the history of high spatial resolution HI imaging, the contribution it made to the dark matter problem, and the current tension between several dynamical methods to break the disk-halo degeneracy. I then turn to the flaring problem, which could in principle probe the shape of the dark halo. Instead, however, a lot of attention is now devoted to understanding the role of gas accretion via galactic fountains. The current Λ Λ cold dark matter theory has problems on galactic scales, such as the core-cusp problem, which can be addressed with HI observations of dwarf galaxies. For a similar range in rotation velocities, galaxies of Type Sd have thin disks, while those of Type Im are much thicker. After a few comments on Modified Newtonian Dynamics and on irregular galaxies, I close with statistics on the HI extent of galaxies.

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insu-03666224 , version 1 (12-05-2022)



Albert Bosma. HI in the Outskirts of Nearby Galaxies. Outskirts of Galaxies, Astrophysics and Space Science Library, 2017, à renseigner, Unknown Region. pp.209, ⟨10.1007/978-3-319-56570-5_7⟩. ⟨insu-03666224⟩
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