Star formation in a high-pressure environment: an SMA view of the Galactic Centre dust ridge

  title={Star formation in a high-pressure environment: an SMA view of the Galactic Centre dust ridge},
  author={Daniel L Walker and Steven N. Longmore and Q. Zhang and Cara Battersby and Eric R. Keto and J. M. Diederik Kruijssen and Adam G. Ginsburg and X. Lu and Jonathan D. Henshaw and Jens Kauffmann and Thushara G. S. Pillai and Elisabeth A. C. Mills and Andrew J. Walsh and J. M. Bally and Luis C. Ho and Katharina Immer and Katharine G. Johnston},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
The star formation rate in the Central Molecular Zone (CMZ) is an order of magnitude lower than predicted according to star formation relations that have been calibrated in the disc of our own and nearby galaxies. Understanding how and why star formation appears to be different in this region is crucial if we are to understand the environmental dependence of the star formation process. Here, we present the detection of a sample of high-mass cores in the CMZ's "dust ridge" that have been… 

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  • D. Walker
  • Physics
    Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union
  • 2016
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