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2000ApJ...535L..75G - Astrophys. J., 535, L75-L78 (2000/June-1)

Local group dwarf galaxies and the star formation law at high redshift.


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I show how the existing observational data on Local Group dwarf galaxies can be used to estimate the average star formation law during the first 3 Gyr of the history of the universe. I find that the observational data are consistent with the orthodox Schmidt law with a star formation efficiency of about 4% if the star formation is continuous (during the first 3 Gyr). The efficiency is proportionally higher if most of the gas in the dwarfs was consumed (and never replenished) in a short time interval well before the universe turned 3 Gyr.

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Journal keyword(s): Cosmology: Theory - Galaxies: Formation - Stars: Formation

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