Astrophysics (index)

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 is also used for a string of stars extracted from a Galaxy during a close encounter with another galaxy, i.e., the result of Galaxy Interaction.

(mergers,neutron stars,tidal)

Referenced by:
Galaxy Merger