Fraction of star-forming, merging galaxies with SFRs above given distances above the MS (solid lines) and fraction of star-forming, non-merging galaxies with SFRs above given distances above the MS (dashed lines). Top panel: SDSS and KiDS data sets while bottom panel: CANDELS data. To avoid low number statistics, only thresholds above which there are 50, or more, galaxies are shown. The SDSS (top panel, purple), KiDS (top panel, blue), and all CANDELS data show that there is a higher fraction of the total number of merging galaxies above nearly all distance above the MS.
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