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Paper: Star Clusters as Diaries of Galaxies
Volume: 390, Pathways Through an Eclectic Universe
Page: 115
Authors: Maschberger, Th.; Kroupa, P.
Abstract: Most if not all stars form in star clusters. Thus the distribution of star clusters preserves the information on the star formation history of a galaxy. Massive clusters form only during episodes of high star formation activity whereas periods of low star formation activity cannot produce them. We present here the method of Maschberger & Kroupa (2007) to derive the star formation history of a galaxy from its star cluster content.
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