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The star-formation history of the Milky Way Galaxy

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 October 2008

Rosemary F. G. Wyse
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Department of Physics & Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA email: wyse@pha.jhu.edu
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Abstract

The star-formation histories of the main stellar components of the Milky Way constrain critical aspects of galaxy formation and evolution. I discuss recent determinations of such histories, together with their interpretation in terms of theories of disk galaxy evolution.

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