The Galactic star formation rate as seen by the Spitzer Space Telescope

Type Journal Article
Names Thomas P. Robitaille, Barbara A. Whitney
Publication Highlights of Astronomy
Volume 15
Pages 799
Date October 1, 2010
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Abstract We present preliminary results of a study to determine the star formation rate of the Galaxy using a census of young stellar objects (YSOs) in the Spitzer/GLIMPSE and MIPSGAL surveys, which cover nearly 300 square degrees of the Galactic mid-plane. We find a value of 1.7 Mȯ/yr, consistent with independent estimates.
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