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Schematic arrangements of major components of the galaxy. (a) The relationship between the halo and the disk.The lighter shading as one moves farther out in the halo is to suggest a decrease in density with distance from the center. (b) Top view of the disk, showing the location of the Sun. (c) Side view of the disk, showing the warp and flare in the outer part of the disk, and the bulge near the galactic center.

Table 16.1. I Scale heights" and velocity dispersions.

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