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What physical process can Metallicity(Z) of a galaxy tell us?

High metallicity indicates the presence of hot, massive stars - which implies it's a site where star formation exists actively - which in turn means there's a lot of gas left for massive stars to ...
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What physical process can Metallicity(Z) of a galaxy tell us?

Yes, the main processes that create elements heavier than Helium all involve stars: Some elements are formed in stellar cores, some in neutron star collisions (but you can only get neutron stars from ...
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