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Author Sage, L. J. ♦ Solomon, P. M.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS ♦ GALAXIES ♦ LUMINOSITY ♦ STAR EVOLUTION ♦ COLOR ♦ COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS ♦ COSMIC GASES ♦ FAR INFRARED RADIATION ♦ GALACTIC EVOLUTION ♦ INTERSTELLAR SPACE ♦ MASS ♦ MOLECULES ♦ SPIRAL CONFIGURATION ♦ CONFIGURATION ♦ ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION ♦ FLUIDS ♦ GASES ♦ INFRARED RADIATION ♦ OPTICAL PROPERTIES ♦ ORGANOLEPTIC PROPERTIES ♦ PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ♦ RADIATIONS ♦ SPACE ♦ Astrophysics & Cosmology- Galaxies
Abstract The relationship between the blue luminosity and the molecular content of 66 isolated and weakly interacting spiral galaxies is examined, showing that blue luminosity is not an accurate star formation indicator. It is found that blue luminosity per unit molecular mass is negatively correlated with molecular surface density. The results are compared with those from the study of the relationship between FIR luminosity and CO luminosity. 23 refs.
ISSN 0004637X
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1989-07-01
Publisher Place United States
Journal Astrophysical Journal
Volume Number 342


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