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An excess of massive stars in the local 30 Doradus starburst

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The 30 Doradus star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud is a nearby analog of large star-formation events in the distant universe. We determined the recent formation history and the initial mass function (IMF) of massive stars in 30 Doradus on the basis of spectroscopic observations of 247 stars more massive than 15 solar masses ([Formula: see text]). The main episode of massive star formation began about 8 million years (My) ago, and the star-formation rate seems to have declined in...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1126/science.aan0106

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Physics; Astrophysics
ORCID:
0000-0002-5965-1022
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ORCID:
0000-0001-6656-4130
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ORCID:
0000-0002-0859-5139
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ORCID:
0000-0003-0521-473X
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Publisher:
American Association for the Advancement of Science Publisher's website
Journal:
Science Journal website
Volume:
359
Issue:
6371
Pages:
69-71
Publication date:
2018-01-05
Acceptance date:
2017-11-30
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EISSN:
1095-9203
ISSN:
0036-8075
Pubs id:
pubs:817784
URN:
uri:912011e0-3e00-4bae-9196-0cc2c968fc30
UUID:
uuid:912011e0-3e00-4bae-9196-0cc2c968fc30
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pubs:817784
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English

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