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The Millimeter Astronomy Legacy Team 90 GHz Survey (MALT90) and ALMA

Foster, JB, Rathborne, JM, Jackson, JM, Longmore, SN, Whitaker, S and Hoq, S (2013) The Millimeter Astronomy Legacy Team 90 GHz Survey (MALT90) and ALMA. Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series, 476. p. 127. ISSN 1050-3390

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ALMA will revolutionize our understanding of star formation within our galaxy, but before we can use ALMA we need to know where to look. The Millimeter Astronomy Legacy Team 90 GHz (MALT90) Survey is a large international project to map the molecular line emission of over 2,000 dense clumps in the Galactic plane. MALT90 serves as a pathfinder for ALMA, providing a large public database of dense molecular clumps associated with high-mass star formation. In this proceedings, we describe the survey parameters and share early science highlights from the survey, including (1) a comparison between galactic and extragalactic star formation relations, (2) chemical trends in MALT90 clumps, (3) the distribution of high-mass star formation in the Milky Way, and (4) a discussion of the Brick, the target of successful ALMA Cycle 0 and Cycle 1 proposals.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: astro-ph.GA; astro-ph.GA
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Divisions: Astrophysics Research Institute
Publisher: Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2016 10:58
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2022 15:06
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2730
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