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Comparing the star formation history of three nearby disk galaxies

  • Ruixiang Chang (a1), Xiaoyu Kang (a2) (a3) (a4) and Fenghui Zhang (a2) (a3) (a4)

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Understanding the effect of environment on galaxy formation and evolution is one of the hot topics in extragalactic astronomy. Here we constructed a chemical evolution model of disk galaxies. By comparing the model predictions with the observed profiles, we investigated the star formation history of M33, NGC 300 and NGC 2403. We found that M33 has much longer infall timescale than NGC 300 and NGC 2403, and the star formation process of M33 is still active at later phase. Our results suggested that the cold gas supply of M33 is sufficient in the present-day, which may originate from the HI bridge between M33 and M31. In other words, we argue that the local environment plays an important role on the star formation history of a galaxy, at least for M33.

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Comparing the star formation history of three nearby disk galaxies

  • Ruixiang Chang (a1), Xiaoyu Kang (a2) (a3) (a4) and Fenghui Zhang (a2) (a3) (a4)

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