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galaxy harassment

(frequent occurrences of small galaxies passing close to a galaxy)

The term galaxy harassment is used for a type of galaxy interaction, consisting of numerous occasions of small galaxies passing close to a galaxy. Evidence of this is found in some dense galaxy clusters.


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Further reading:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interacting_galaxy#Galaxy_harassment
https://astronomy.swin.edu.au/cosmos/G/Galaxy+Harassment
http://supernova.lbl.gov/~evlinder/umass/sumold/nk/harass.html
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015A%26A...576A.103B/abstract

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