The Galactic bulge: A review

Dante Minniti, Manuela Zoccali

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Resumen

The Milky Way is the only galaxy for which we can resolve individual stars at all evolutionary phases, from the Galactic center to the outskirt. The last decade, thanks to the advent of near IR detectors and 8 meter class telescopes, has seen a great progress in the understanding of the Milky Way central region: the bulge. Here we review the most recent results regarding the bulge structure, age, kinematics and chemical composition. These results have profound implications for the formation and evolution of the Milky Way and of galaxies in general. This paper provides a summary on our current understanding of the Milky Way bulge, intended mainly for workers on other fields.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)323-332
Número de páginas10
PublicaciónProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Volumen3
N.ºS245
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 1 jul 2007

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