CALIFA unveils the evolution of galaxies in space and time

The spatially resolved history of star formation is obtained for a sample of one hundred galaxies. Researchers find that massive galaxies grow their stellar mass from inside-out and faster than the less massive ones



Stellar mass density of sampled galaxies.


Milky Way.


E. Perez et al. The evolution of galaxies resolved in space and time: a view of inside-out growth from the CALIFA survey. 2013 The Astrophysical Journal Letters vol. 764, p.1.

S. F. Sánchez et al. CALIFA, the Calar Alto Legacy Integral Field Area survey. I. Survey presentation. 2012, Astronomy and Astrophysics vol. 538, p. 8.

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