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tidal tail

(string of mass ejected by a tidal forces in a neutron star merger)

The term tidal tail is used to refer to a type of mass ejection from a neutron star in a compact object merger.


The term tidal tail is also used for an unrelated phenomena: for a string of stars extracted from a galaxy during a close encounter with another galaxy, i.e., the result of galaxy interaction (the effects of galactic tide).


(mergers,neutron stars,tidal)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tidal_tail
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...736L..21R/abstract
http://astronomy.swin.edu.au/cosmos/T/Tidal+Tails

Referenced by pages:
dwarf galaxy problem
galactic tide
GW170817
peculiar galaxy (p)
tidal arm
Toomre sequence

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