We discuss evidence in local, present-day clusters of galaxies (from the ENACS survey) about the way in which those clusters have evolved and about the evolutionary relationships between the galaxies of different morphological types in them. This evidence is complementary to that obtained from the study of clusters at intermediate and high redshifts. We argue that the spatial distribution and the kinematics of the various types of galaxies in and outside substructures support the following picture.
IAU Colloq. 195: Outskirts of Galaxy Clusters: Intense Life in the Suburbs
- Pub Date:
- July 2004
- 7 pages, 3 figures. To appear in the proceedings of the IAU colloquium No. 195: "Outskirts of Galaxy Clusters: intense life in the suburbs", A. Diaferio ed. (invited contribution)