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The Stellar Population of the Galactic Bulge

  • R. Michael Rich
Conference paper
Part of the International Astronomical Union / Union Astronomique Internationale book series (IAUS, volume 171)

Abstract

How old is the bulge? Are bulges in general as old as halos? Do bulges form rapidly or slowly? Are they formed from disks via dynamical instabilities, or perhaps by starbursts? In general, do luminous spheroids form at the same time as the oldest stars?

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Michael Rich
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  1. 1.Dept. of AstronomyColumbia UniversityNYUSA

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