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pairwise velocity dispersion

Andrew Liddle and Jon Loveday

in The Oxford Companion to Cosmology

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9780198608585
Published online January 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780191727375
pairwise velocity dispersion

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The relative velocity between a gravitationally bound pair of galaxies provides an estimate of the galaxy masses. Measuring the relative

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Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics

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