The star formation histories of elliptical galaxies across the fundamental plane

  title={The star formation histories of elliptical galaxies across the fundamental plane},
  author={Louisa Nolan and James S. Dunlop and Ben Panter and Raul Jimenez and A. F. Heavens and G. A. Verner University of Birmingham and UK. and Supa and Ifa and Edinburgh and Mpia Garching and Upenn and Ociw},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  • L. Nolan, J. Dunlop, Ociw
  • Published 17 May 2006
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
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