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ID: 693880.0, MPI für Astronomie / Publikationen_mpia
An interacting galaxy system along a filament in a void
Authors:Beygu, B.; Kreckel, K.; van de Weygaert, R.; van der Hulst, J. M.; van Gorkom, J. H.
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2013
Title of Journal:The Astronomical Journal
Issue / Number:5
Start Page:id. 120 (10 pp)
Audience:Not Specified
Abstract / Description:Cosmological voids provide a unique environment for the study of galaxy formation and evolution. The galaxy population in their interiors has properties significantly different from average field galaxies. As part of our Void Galaxy Survey (VGS), we have found a system of three interacting galaxies (VGS_31) inside a large void. VGS_31 is a small elongated group whose members are embedded in a common H I envelope. The H I picture suggests a filamentary structure with accretion of intergalactic cold gas from the filament onto the galaxies. We present deep optical and narrowband Hα data, optical spectroscopy, near-UV, and far-UV Galaxy Evolution Explorer and CO(1-0) data. We find that one of the galaxies, a Markarian object, has a ring-like structure and a tail evident both in optical and H I. While all three galaxies form stars in their central parts, the tail and the ring of the Markarian object are devoid of star formation. We discuss these findings in terms of a gravitational interaction and ongoing growth of galaxies out of a filament. VGS_31 is one of the first observed examples of a filamentary structure in a void. It is an important prototype for understanding the formation of substructure in a void. This system also shows that the galaxy evolution in voids can be as dynamic as in high-density environments.
Free Keywords:galaxies: evolution; galaxies: formation; galaxies: interactions; galaxies: kinematics and dynamics; large-scale structure of universe; radio lines: galaxies
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für Astronomie
Identifiers:ISSN:0004-6256 %R 10.1088/0004-6256/145/5/120
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