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16th of January 2015
2014 Science Highlights
The molecular gas reservoir of six low-metallicity galaxies
from the Herschel Dwarf Galaxy Survey
Cormier et al. (2014) present CO observations obtained at the ATNF Mopra 22-m, APEX, and IRAM 30-m telescopes in 6 nearby low-metallicity galaxies. For the first time, they detect CO(1-0) in NGC625 and get strong limits for Haro11 and UM311 thanks to Mopra. While those galaxies are forming stars, CO is faint. The molecular gas masses derived from CO and dust methods are quite discrepant and stress the large uncertainties on the true molecular mass present in these compact galaxies which may harbor a significant reservoir of ``CO-dark'' molecular gas.

ATNF Science Highlights from refereed publications during 2014.

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