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Title: Gravitational Instability of a Nonrotating Galaxy

Gravitational instability of the distribution of stars in a galaxy is a well-known phenomenon in astrophysics. This work is a preliminary attempt to analyze this phenomenon using the standard tools developed in accelerator physics. By applying this analysis, it is found that a stable nonrotating galaxy would become unstable if its size exceeds a certain limit that depends on its mass density.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
877497
Report Number(s):
SLAC-PUB-11536
TRN: US0601514
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of High Energy Physics and Nuclear Physics (China)
Research Org:
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; ACCELERATORS; ASTROPHYSICS; DISTRIBUTION; GRAVITATIONAL INSTABILITY; PHYSICS; STARS Astrophysics, Accelerators,ACCPHY, ASTRO