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NGC 1266 as a Local Candidate for Rapid Cessation of Star Formation

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  • Katherine Alatalo
  • Kristina Nyland
  • Genevieve Graves
  • Susana Deustua
  • Kristen Shapiro Griffin
  • Pierre-Alain Duc
  • Michele Cappellari
  • Richard M. McDermid
  • Timothy A. Davis
  • Alison F. Crocker
  • Lisa M. Young
  • Philip Chang
  • Nicholas Scott
  • Sabrina L. Cales
  • Estelle Bayet
  • Leo Blitz
  • Maxime Bois
  • Frédéric Bournaud
  • Martin Bureau
  • Roger L. Davies
  • P. T. de Zeeuw
  • Eric Emsellem
  • Davor Krajnović
  • Harald Kuntschner
  • Raffaella Morganti
  • Thorsten Naab
  • Tom Oosterloo
  • Marc Sarzi
  • Paolo Serra
  • Anne-Marie Weijmans

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)186
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


We present new Spectrographic Areal Unit for Research on Optical Nebulae (SAURON) integral-field spectroscopy and Swift Ultraviolet Optical Telescope (UVOT) observations of molecular outflow host galaxy NGC 1266 that indicate NGC 1266 has experienced a rapid cessation of star formation. Both the SAURON maps of stellar population age and the Swift UVOT observations demonstrate the presence of young (~ 1 Gyr by cyclically injecting turbulent energy into the dense molecular gas via a radio jet, inhibiting star formation.

    Research areas

  • galaxies: active, galaxies: evolution, galaxies: individual: NGC 1266

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