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Galaxy masses

Abstract : Galaxy masses play a fundamental role in our understanding of structure formation models. This review addresses the variety and reliability of mass estimators that pertain to stars, gas, and dark matter. The different sections on masses from stellar populations, dynamical masses of gas-rich and gas-poor galaxies, with some attention paid to our Milky Way, and masses from weak and strong lensing methods all provide review material on galaxy masses in a self-consistent manner.
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Stéphane Courteau, Michele Cappellari, Roelof S. de Jong, Aaron A. Dutton, Eric Emsellem, et al.. Galaxy masses. Reviews of Modern Physics, 2014, 86, pp.47-119. ⟨10.1103/RevModPhys.86.47⟩. ⟨insu-03645728⟩

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