Two astronomers. Separated by only 22 degrees, 58 minutes of latitude, 33 degrees, 29 minutes of longitude, yet seemingly worlds apart. Their common goal: figure out the very nature of the Universe and its womenfolk.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Friendly greek boys

This morning radio four had a program on "friendship" in ancient greece. Its the kind of friendship Gary Glitter is into.

Word of advice for anyone trying to identify small galaxies in SPH simulations: ITS HARD. Every method has its short comings, FOF, subfind, Mesh based methods, Dark Matter substructure. You name its got problems.

Is a system considered a Milky way if its largest satellite is only one magnitude fainter then the central galaxy?


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