The relation between surface star formation rate density and spiral arms in NGC 5236 (M 83)

@article{SilvaVilla2012TheRB,
  title={The relation between surface star formation rate density and spiral arms in NGC 5236 (M 83)},
  author={E Silva-Villa and S S Larsen},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2012},
  volume={537}
}
For a long time the consensus has been that star formation rates are higher in the interior of spiral arms in galaxies, compared to inter-arm regions. However, recent studies have found that the star formation inside the arms is not more efficient than elsewhere in the galaxy. Previous studies have based their conclusion mainly on integrated light. We use resolved stellar populations to investigate the star formation rates throughout the nearby spiral galaxy NGC 5236. We aim to investigate how… 

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