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dc.contributor.authorAlpaslan, Mehmet
dc.contributor.authorRobotham, Aaron S. G.
dc.contributor.authorObreschkow, Danail
dc.contributor.authorPenny, Samantha
dc.contributor.authorDriver, Simon
dc.contributor.authorNorberg, Peder
dc.contributor.authorBrough, Sarah
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Michael
dc.contributor.authorCluver, Michelle
dc.contributor.authorHolwerda, Benne
dc.contributor.authorHopkins, Andrew M.
dc.contributor.authorKampen, Eelco van
dc.contributor.authorKelvin, Lee S.
dc.contributor.authorLara-Lopez, Maritza A.
dc.contributor.authorLiske, Jochen
dc.contributor.authorLoveday, Jon
dc.contributor.authorMahajan, Smriti
dc.contributor.authorPimbblet, Kevin
dc.identifier.citationAlpaslan , M , Robotham , A S G , Obreschkow , D , Penny , S , Driver , S , Norberg , P , Brough , S , Brown , M , Cluver , M , Holwerda , B , Hopkins , A M , Kampen , E V , Kelvin , L S , Lara-Lopez , M A , Liske , J , Loveday , J , Mahajan , S & Pimbblet , K 2014 , ' Galaxy and Mass Assembly (GAMA) : fine filaments of galaxies detected within voids ' , Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters , vol. 440 , no. 1 , pp. L106-L110 .
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dc.description.abstractBased on data from the Galaxy and Mass Assembly (GAMA) survey, we report on the discovery of structures that we refer to as ‘tendrils’ of galaxies: coherent, thin chains of galaxies that are rooted in filaments and terminate in neighbouring filaments or voids. On average, tendrils contain six galaxies and span 10 h−1 Mpc. We use the so-called line correlation function to prove that tendrils represent real structures rather than accidental alignments. We show that voids found in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, 7th data release survey that overlap with GAMA regions contain a large number of galaxies, primarily belonging to tendrils. This implies that void sizes are strongly dependent on the number density and sensitivity limits of a survey. We caution that galaxies in low-density regions, which may be defined as ‘void galaxies,’ will have local galaxy number densities that depend on such observational limits and are likely higher than those can be directly measured.
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dc.subjectMethods: data analysisen
dc.subjectLarge-scale structure of the Universeen
dc.subjectQB Astronomyen
dc.subjectQC Physicsen
dc.titleGalaxy and Mass Assembly (GAMA) : fine filaments of galaxies detected within voidsen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Physics and Astronomyen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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