Star formation rates and efficiencies in the Galactic Centre

@article{Barnes2017StarFR,
  title={Star formation rates and efficiencies in the Galactic Centre},
  author={A. Barnes and S. Longmore and C. Battersby and J. Bally and J. Kruijssen and J. Henshaw and D. Walker},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2017},
  volume={469},
  pages={2263-2285}
}
  • A. Barnes, S. Longmore, +4 authors D. Walker
  • Published 2017
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • The inner few hundred parsecs of the Milky Way harbours gas densities, pressures, velocity dispersions, an interstellar radiation field and a cosmic ray ionisation rate orders of magnitude higher than the disc; akin to the environment found in star-forming galaxies at high-redshift. Previous studies have shown that this region is forming stars at a rate per unit mass of dense gas which is at least an order of magnitude lower than in the disc, potentially violating theoretical predictions. We… CONTINUE READING
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