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Paper: Assessing the State of Galaxy Formation
Volume: 240, Gas and Galaxy Evolution: A Conference in Honor of the 20th Anniversary of the VLA
Page: 501
Authors: Pisano, D. J.; Wilcots, E. M.
Abstract: We present the results of a survey of nearby, quiescent, non-peculiar, extremely isolated galaxies to search for the gaseous remnants of galaxy formation. Such remnants are predicted to persist around galaxies into the present day by galaxy formation models. We find low-mass HI companions around 7 of 34 galaxies surveyed. In addition we find 5 galaxies with lopsided HI distributions. The implications for galaxy formation and the nature of high-velocity clouds are discussed.
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