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Paper: Fuel for Galaxy Disks
Volume: 396, Formation and Evolution of Galaxy Disks
Page: 233
Authors: Putman, M.E.; Grcevich, J.; Peek, J.E.G.
Abstract: Halo clouds have been found about the three largest galaxies of the Local Group and in the halos of nearby spirals. This suggests they are a relatively generic feature of the galaxy evolution process and a source of fuel for galaxy disks. In this review, two main sources of disk star formation fuel, satellite material and clouds condensing from the hot halo medium, are discussed and their contribution to fueling the Galaxy quantified. The origin of the halo gas of M 31 and M 33 is also discussed.
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