The Star Formation History of the Milky Way

  title={The Star Formation History of the Milky Way},
  author={Jose L. Gonzalez Funes and Emanuella Corsini and Eds and Gerry J Gilmore},
Quantification of the Galaxy's star formation history involves both the duration and the rate of formation, with these parameters being known with different precision for different populations. The early rate of star formation is knowable from modelling chemical element data, the recent rate directly from isochrone analyses of colour-magnitude data. The field halo and globular clusters are almost exclusively old, and formed in at most a few Gyr. The outer bulge probably formed in a short period… CONTINUE READING