Building Blocks of the most Luminous Galaxies
Author: Mirabel, I.F.
Source: Astrophysics and Space Science, Volume 281, Numbers 1-2, July 2002 , pp. 375-378(4)
Abstract:Nearby luminous galaxies serve as templates to gain insight into the building blocks of the most luminous galaxies in the distant universe. In this conference I have shown that the most luminous galaxies in the Local Universe are mergers of evolved gas-rich galaxies that radiate the bulk of their energy in the mid and far-infrared. The most important implication for future studies on the formation of galaxies at early cosmological timescales is that they will appear as luminous sub-millimeter sources.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: July 2002