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THE RADIAL DISTRIBUTION OF STAR FORMATION IN GALAXIES AT z similar to 1 FROM THE 3D-HST SURVEY

Nelson, Erica June; van Dokkum, P.G.; Momcheva, Ivelina; Brammer, Gabriel; Lundgren, Britt; Skelton, Rosalind E; Whitaker, Katherine; da Cunha, Elisabete; Forster Schreiber, Natascha; Franx, Marijn; Nelson, Erica; da Cunha, E; Rix, Hans-Walter; van der Wel, Arjen

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The assembly of galaxies can be described by the distribution of their star formation as a function of cosmic time. Thanks to the WFC3 grism on the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) it is now possible to measure this beyond the local Universe. Here we present the spatial distribution of Hα emission for a sample of 54 strongly star-forming galaxies at z ~ 1 in the 3D-HST Treasury survey. By stacking the Hα emission, we find that star formation occurred in approximately exponential distributions at z...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/153583
Source: Astrophysical Journal Letters
DOI: 10.1088/2041-8205/763/1/L16
Access Rights: Open Access

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