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Quenching star formation: Insights from the local main sequence

Kewley, Lisa; Sanders, D B; Lee, N; Leslie, Sarah


The so-called star-forming main sequence of galaxies is the apparent tight relationship between the star formation rate and stellar mass of a galaxy. Many studies exclude galaxies which are not strictly ‘star forming’ from the main sequence, because they do not lie on the same tight relation. Using local galaxies in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, we have classified galaxies according to their emission line ratios, and studied their location on the star formation rate–stellar mass plane. We find...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
DOI: 10.1093/mnrasl/slv135
Access Rights: Open Access


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