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The Starburst History of M82
  Astronomy and astrophysics

Wednesday 08 October 2014
from 10:30 to 11:30
at FA31
Speaker : Linda Smith (Space Telescope Science Institute)
Abstract : The M81 group of galaxies provides an excellent laboratory for studying galaxy-galaxy interactions and the ensuing violent episodes of star formation. The starburst galaxy M82 is believed to have suffered a close encounter with M81 some 250 Myr ago which triggered the current nuclear starburst. I will discuss the starburst history of M82 as revealed by HST imaging and spectroscopy of the massive star cluster population.

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