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Gaia constraints on the Galactic thick disc

Authors
  • Kordopatis, G.
Type
Preprint
Publication Date
Sep 27, 2012
Submission Date
Sep 27, 2012
Identifiers
arXiv ID: 1209.6280
Source
arXiv
License
Yellow
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Abstract

The Gaia mission, with its unprecedented astrometric and photometric precision, combined with its Radial Velocity Spectrometer, will provide to the astronomical community a wealth of necessary constraints to disentangle between the different formation scenarios of the Galactic thick disc. The aim of this review is to present some of the recent results obtained spectroscopically concerning this Galactic structure, and highlight the open questions that still remain to be answered under the Gaia era. These concern mainly the measurement of the chemo-dynamical properties of the Milky Way at the inner and outer parts, which allow us to determine the total accreted mass from the mergers with satellite galaxies, and will give us an estimate of the strength of the radial migration phenomena to form such a structure.

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