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Title: THE INNER DYNAMICAL MASS ACROSS GALAXY MORPHOLOGY: A WEAK SCALING WITH TOTAL STELLAR MASS

We compile a sample of dispersion-supported and rotation-supported galaxies for which the dynamical mass enclosed at 500 pc can be measured. We find that this dynamical quantity increases only slowly with stellar mass (M{sub total}(<500 pc)∝M{sub stars}{sup 0.16}) over ∼9 decades in baryonic mass and ∼3 in length scale, with a sudden upturn at the highest masses (M {sub stars} ≳ 10{sup 10} M {sub ☉}). This upturn occurs for the earliest types (S0 and Sa) of disk galaxies, and is consistent with the ''extra'' mass within 500 pc being predominantly stellar. This sudden change may be indicative of different bulge formation mechanisms between early- and late-type disks. We also compare the data to the results of recent galaxy formation simulations. These broadly track the observed trend, with some tendency to put too much mass in the inner 500 pc, depending on the details of each simulation.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Georgia State University, P.O. Box 5060, Atlanta, GA 30302-5060 (United States)
  2. Department of Astronomy, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22363992
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Astrophysical Journal Letters; Journal Volume: 782; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; BARYONS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; GALACTIC EVOLUTION; GALAXIES; MASS; MORPHOLOGY; ROTATION