Questions tagged [star-formation]

Questions related to the physical processes involved in or to the observations of the process of forming a star.

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What's the profound reason(s) why the star formation rate drives the scatter of the mass-metallicity relation in galaxies?

Since decades it's well known that a correlation between stellar mass and metallicity (Z; both stellar and gas-phase Z, but here I focus on the gas-phase Z) exists (e.g., Tremonti+04; analysis of >...
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What is the most mass that matter likely to form?

If we plot graph between accumulate of forming mass (y-axis) and mass (x-axis), where is the maximum ? There is a story how I get this question. It start when I think about question "Is our sun is ...
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Looking for Galactic Data

I am doing some personal research and just and am trying to find a decent source for galactic data. Specifically I am looking for a database that includes the estimated size of the galaxy's ...