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The Herschel Virgo Cluster Survey - II. Truncated dust disks in H I-deficient spirals

Cortese, L. and Fadda, D. (2010) The Herschel Virgo Cluster Survey - II. Truncated dust disks in H I-deficient spirals. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 518 . L49. ISSN 0004-6361.

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By combining Herschel-SPIRE observations obtained as part of the Herschel Virgo Cluster Survey with 21 cm Hi data from the literature, we investigate the role of the cluster environment on the dust content of Virgo spiral galaxies. We show for the first time that the extent of the dust disk is significantly reduced in Hi-deficient galaxies, following remarkably well the observed “truncation” of the Hi disk. The ratio of the submillimetre-to-optical diameter correlates with the Hi-deficiency, suggesting that the cluster environment is able to strip dust as well as gas. These results provide important insights not only into the evolution of cluster galaxies but also into the metal enrichment of the intra-cluster medium.

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Additional Information:© 2010 ESO. Received 30 March 2010; Accepted 17 May 2010; Published online 16 July 2010. Herschel is an ESA space observatory with science instruments provided by European-led Principal Investigator consortia and with important participation from NASA. We thank the referee, Richard Tuffs, for useful comments which improved the clarity of this manuscript. We thank all the people involved in the construction and launch of Herschel. In particular, the Herschel Project Scientist G. Pilbratt, and the PACS and SPIRE instrument teams.
Subject Keywords:galaxies: evolution; galaxies: clusters: individual: Virgo; infrared: galaxies; dust, extinction
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Official Citation:The Herschel Virgo Cluster Survey - II. Truncated dust disks in H I-deficient spirals L. Cortese, J. I. Davies, M. Pohlen, M. Baes, G. J. Bendo, S. Bianchi, A. Boselli, I. De Looze, J. Fritz, J. Verstappen, D. J. Bomans, M. Clemens, E. Corbelli, A. Dariush, S. di Serego Alighieri, D. Fadda, D. A. Garcia-Appadoo, G. Gavazzi, C. Giovanardi, M. Grossi, T. M. Hughes, L. K. Hunt, A. P. Jones, S. Madden, D. Pierini, S. Sabatini, M. W. L. Smith, C. Vlahakis, E. M. Xilouris and S. Zibetti A&A 518 L49 (2010) DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201014550
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