AAS 203rd Meeting, January 2004
Session 126 The Antennae Galaxies: The Nearest Example of High Z Galaxy Interaction
Special Session, Thursday, January 8, 2004, 10:00-11:30am, Regency VII

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[126.01] The Antennae in the Merging Sequence

J. E. Hibbard (NRAO)

The Antennae is the nearest example of a major merger, and the first system in the famous Toomre Sequence of on-going mergers. I review the properties of the cold molecular and atomic gas, and use numerical models, constrained by HI kinematic data, to place The Antennae in the context of the merging scenario.

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