From old Globular Clusters to early Structures in the Universe: the Formation of old, metal-poor Halos around early-type Galaxies
Author: Kissler-Patig, Markus
Source: Astrophysics and Space Science, Volume 281, Numbers 1-2, July 2002 , pp. 487-491(5)
Abstract:Old, metal-poor globular clusters trace the formation and evolution of early-type galaxies. Their are the best probes, at low redshift, of the building-up of galaxy halos at high redshift. Their properties constrain the characteristics of their progenitors. Recent results suggest that DLAs atz > 3 are the likely hosts for their formation. Finally, they shed light on the old, metal-poor halos probably present around all early-type galaxies.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2002-07-01