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The Vertical Displacement of the Milky Way Disk

  • Heidi Jo Newberg (a1) and Yan Xu (a1) (a2)

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An oscillating vertical displacement of the Milky Way, with a wavelength of about 8 kpc and and amplitude of about 100 pc (increasing with distance from the Galactic center) is observed towards the Galactic anticenter. These oscillations are thought to be the result of disk perturbations from dwarf satellites of the Milky Way. They explain the Monoceros Ring and could be related to Milky Way spiral structure.

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The Vertical Displacement of the Milky Way Disk

  • Heidi Jo Newberg (a1) and Yan Xu (a1) (a2)

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