The Formation of Elliptical Galaxies
We summarize recent results from the analysis of isophote shapes in E galaxies and present a scenario in which E galaxies are made of two classes: S0-like objects, at the low end of the L D / L T sequence of (early-type) galaxies, and merger products. There is a smooth transition between these two classes.
KeywordsSmooth Transition Elliptical Galaxy Nuclear Activity Merging Process Virgo Cluster
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