Asymmetric star formation efficiency due to ram pressure stripping

We use the EAGLE simulation to study the effect of the ICM on the star formation of galaxies by looking for asymmetries dissecting the galaxies in two halves, the one that is falling directly to the cluster (leading half) and the one behind (trailing half). Considering all galaxies within the virial radius of the most massive groups of the simulation (Mcluster > 10e13.8[M⊙]), we find that on average the leading half presents an enhancement of the star formation rate with respect to the trailing half. We also report differences in gas density, gas temperature, and colors.