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The Magellanic Clouds as a Template for the Study of Stellar Populations and Galaxy Interactions

Cioni, M-R L; Bekki, Kenji; Clementini, G; de Blok, W J G; Emerson, J. P.; Evans, C. J.; de Grijs, R; Gibson, Bradley K; Girardi, L; Groenewegen, M A T; Ivanov, V. D.; Wood, Peter R

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The Magellanic System represents one of the best places to study the formation and evolution of galaxies. Photometric surveys of various depths, areas and wavelengths have had a significant impact on our understanding of the system; however, a complete picture is still lacking. VMC (the VISTA near-infrared YJKs survey of the Magellanic System) will provide new data to derive the spatially resolved star formation history and to construct a three-dimensional map of the system. These data combined...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/32964
Source: Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia
DOI: 10.1071/AS07046

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