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Star burst activity in high surface brightness galaxies

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High surface brightness galaxies are also galaxies with high star-forming activity. About a half of them omit, on the average, twice as much energy in the IR than in the blue. The rates of star formation are 10–30 times higher than those in normal galaxies. On average 100–300 solar masses gas are converted into stars every year and 10–30 are massive stars.

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Petrov, G.T. Star burst activity in high surface brightness galaxies. Astrophys Space Sci 151, 169–175 (1989). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00643639

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  • Massive Star
  • Surface Brightness
  • Burst Activity