About the Program

The TiNy Titans (TNT) Program is a combined theoretical and observational program, utilizing both deep multi-wavelength observations of dwarf galaxy pairs at low redshift and state-of-the-art numerical simulations in order to quantify the role of dwarf interactions and mergers as drivers of galaxy evolution at the low mass end.

Broadband optical (SDSS ugriz) images of 7 members of our TNT Pilot Survey. These isolated pairs illustrate a plausible dwarf-dwarf merger sequence; they are organized by increasing projected separation rp = 0.85, 5.35, 10.01, 15.20, 23.43, 45.10, 49.61 kpc. Bright blue knots reveal sites of ongoing SF that may have been enhanced due to a recent interaction and many exhibit strong tidal features.