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The Interstellar Medium in LSB Galaxies

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  12 April 2016

W.J.G. de Blok
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School of Physics, University of Melbourne, Parkville VIC 3052, Australia
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Abstract

I describe the properties of the interstellar medium in LSB galaxies, and conclude that apart from low density the other important factor determining the slow evolution of LSB galaxies is the metallicity, and (due to inefficient cooling) the corresponding lack of large amounts of molecular gas.

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Properties of Low Surface Brightness galaxies
Copyright
Copyright © Astronomical Society of the Pacific 1999

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