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Volume 24, Issue 4


Simulation of the Motion of Stars Escaping from the Galactic Center

K. S. Shirokova
  • Department of Celestial Mechanics, Saint Petersburg State University, Universitetsky prospekt 28, Peterhof, Saint Petersburg 198504, Russian Federation
  • The Central Astronomical Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences at Pulkovo, Saint Petersburg 196140, Russian Federation
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Published Online: 2017-02-18 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/astro-2017-0246


Motions of stars escaping from the Galactic center are simulated. It is shown that the Galactic bar reduces the initial velocity needed to escape from the Galaxy.

Keywords: methods: numerical; stars: kinematics and dynamics


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About the article

Received: 2015-11-02

Accepted: 2015-11-30

Published Online: 2017-02-18

Published in Print: 2015-12-01

Citation Information: Open Astronomy, Volume 24, Issue 4, Pages 431–434, ISSN (Online) 2543-6376, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/astro-2017-0246.

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© 2015 K. S. Shirokova, published by De Gruyter Open. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 3.0 License. BY-NC-ND 3.0

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