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tidal tail

(string of mass ejected by a tidal forces in a neutron star merger)

The term tidal tail is used to refer to a type of mass ejection from a neutron star in a compact object merger.

The term tidal tail is also used for an unrelated phenomena: for a string of stars extracted from a galaxy during a close encounter with another galaxy, i.e., the result of galaxy interaction (the effects of galactic tide).


(mergers,neutron stars,tidal)
http://arxiv.org/pdf/1104.5504v1.pdf

Referenced by:
galactic tide
GW170817
tidal arm

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