The Magellanic Clouds as a template for the study of stellar populations and galaxy interactions

M.-R. L. Cioni, K. Bekki, G. Clementini, W. J. G. de Blok, J. P. Emerson, C. J. Evans, R. de Grijs, B. K. Gibson, L. Girardi, M. A. T. Groenewegen, V. D. Ivanov, P. Leisy, M. Marconi, C. Mastropietro, B. Moore, T. Naylor, J. M. Oliveira, V. Ripepi, J. Th. van Loon, M. I. WilkinsonP. R. Wood

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Abstract

The Magellanic System represents one of the best places to study the formation and evolution of galaxies. Photometric surveys of various depths, areas and wavelengths have had a significant impact on our understanding of the system; however, a complete picture is still lacking. VMC (the VISTA near-infrared YJKs survey of the Magellanic System) will provide new data to derive the spatially resolved star formation history and to construct a three-dimensional map of the system. These data combined with those from other ongoing and planned surveys will give us an absolutely unique view of the system opening up the doors to truly new science!

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-128
Number of pages8
JournalPublications of the Astronomical Society of Australia
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Magellanic Clouds
  • surveys

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