Star Formation in the Milky Way and Nearby Galaxies

@article{Kennicutt2012StarFI,
title={Star Formation in the Milky Way and Nearby Galaxies},
author={Robert Charles Kennicutt and Neal J. Evans},
journal={Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics},
year={2012},
volume={50},
pages={531-608}
}
• Published 16 April 2012
• Physics
• Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics
We review progress over the past decade in observations of large-scale star formation, with a focus on the interface between extragalactic and Galactic studies. Methods of measuring gas contents and star-formation rates are discussed, and updated prescriptions for calculating star-formation rates are provided. We review relations between star formation and gas on scales ranging from entire galaxies to individual molecular clouds.
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