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No trend between cluster formation and star formation intensity in extreme starbursts

Published on:

5 April 2023

Primary Category:

Astrophysics of Galaxies

Paper Authors:

Rupali Chandar,

Miranda Caputo,

Angus Mok,

Sean Linden,

Bradley Whitmore,

Aimee Toscano,

Jaidyn Conyer,

David Cook,

Janice Lee,

Leonardo Ubeda,

Richard White

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Studied cluster populations in 3 blue compact dwarfs with Hubble Space Telescope

Estimated the fraction of stars in clusters younger than 10, 100, and 400 Myr

Found no trend between fraction of stars in young clusters and star formation intensity

Fraction of stars in clusters decreases over time due to disruption

Previous works compared different age ranges and had age-dating issues

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No trend between cluster formation and star formation intensity in extreme starbursts

This paper studies the fraction of stars born in clusters in 3 blue compact dwarf galaxies which have very intense star formation. It finds this fraction does not increase with star formation intensity, contradicting simulations. The likely reason is previous works compared different age ranges, and had age-dating issues.

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