We propose the ultimate survey of the distribution of stellar structure in the nearby universe using IRAC's 3.6 and 4.5 micron channels. Deep observations of the stellar mass distribution, down to 0.1 Msun per sq. pc for a sample of ~2,300 nearby (d
The Spitzer Survey of Stellar Structure in Galaxies (S4G)Sheth, Kartik et al.122008
The Spitzer-SWIRE Investigation of the "Tadpole" Galaxy
We present results from an investigation of the peculiar "Tadpole Galaxy" (UGC 10214) using mid-infrared imaging from the Spitzer Wide-area Infrared Extragalactic Survey (SWIRE) observations of the ELAIS N1 region, which includes UGC10214 and its local environment. The Spitzer imaging data comprise the four mid-infrared channels of IRAC and the 24Jarrett, T. H. et al.
The star formation history of Leo I
We present results on the star formation history of the Local Group dSph galaxy Leo I, obtained through the analysis of its deep HST color-magnitude diagram (CMD) using model CMDs computed from stellar evolutionary models. Our results show unambiguously that Leo I experienced a major increase of its star formation rate from about 6 Gyr ago to 2 GyrGallart, C. et al.
The Star Formation History of Nearby Dwarf Galaxies: problems, methods and results
The synthetic color-magnitude diagram (CMD) methodology to study the star formation history (SFH) of nearby galaxies is briefly reviewed. Firstly the most significant features of the CMD for this task are discussed. Then, the procedure of computing synthetic CMDs is explained and the main results obtained by our group in the last few yearsAparicio, A.
The star which has engulfed a planet
The fragile and rare isotope 6Li has a spallative origin. It is rapidly destroyed in solar-type stars while fully preserved in low-mass brown dwarfs and planets. So far, 6Li has been unambigiously detected in only few metal-poor halo and disk stars whereas it has never been observed with a high level of confidence in any metal-rich or even solarIsraelian, G.
The statistics of voids as a tool to constrain cosmological parameters: σ8 and Γ
We present a general analytical formalism to calculate accurately several statistics related to underdense regions in the Universe. The statistics are computed for dark matter halo and galaxy distributions both in real space and redshift space at any redshift. Using this formalism, we found that void statistics for galaxy distributions can beBetancort-Rijo, J. E. et al.