Massive Star Cluster Formation and Destruction in Luminous Infrared Galaxies in GOALS

  title={Massive Star Cluster Formation and Destruction in Luminous Infrared Galaxies in GOALS},
  author={Sean T. Linden and Aaron S. Evans and Jeffrey A. Rich and Kirsten L. Larson and Lee Armus and Tanio D'iaz-Santos and George C. Privon and J. Howell and Hanae Inami and D.-C. Kim and Li-Hsin Chien and Tatjana Vavilkin and Joseph M. Mazzarella and Jason Surace and Sinclaire M. Manning and Ahmed H. Abdullah and A. Blake and Aara'L. Yarber and Trystan S Lambert},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
We present the results of a Hubble Space Telescope ACS/HRC FUV, ACS/WFC optical study into the cluster populations of a sample of 22 Luminous Infrared Galaxies in the Great Observatories All-Sky LIRG Survey. Through integrated broadband photometry, we have derived ages and masses for a total of 484 star clusters contained within these systems. This allows us to examine the properties of star clusters found in the extreme environments of LIRGs relative to lower luminosity star-forming galaxies… Expand
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