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Paper: Cold Gas and Star Formation in a Merging Galaxy Sequence
Volume: 240, Gas and Galaxy Evolution: A Conference in Honor of the 20th Anniversary of the VLA
Page: 155
Authors: Georgakakis, A. E.; Forbes, D. A.; Norris, R. P.
Abstract: The evolution of the cold gas and the star-formation activity during galaxy interactions is explored using a merging galaxy sequence comprising both pre- and post-merger candidates. The evolutionary properties of the interacting systems in the present sample are compared with those of isolated spirals and evolved ellipticals to explore their consistency with the `merger hypothesis' for the formation of elliptical galaxies.
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