author={Claus Leitherer},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics},
  • C. Leitherer
  • Published 22 October 2004
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Astrophysics
Recent observational and theoretical results on starburst galaxies related to the wavelength regime below 1200A are discussed. The review covers stars, dust, as well as hot and cold gas. This wavelength region follows trends similar to those seen at longer wavelengths, with several notable exceptions. Even the youngest stellar populations show a turn-over in their spectral energy distributions, and line-blanketing is much more pronounced. Furthermore, the OVI line allows one to probe gas at… 

Starbursts at space ultraviolet wavelengths

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Spectral Energy Distributions of starburst galaxies in the 900-1200 A range

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FUSE Observations of Outflowing O VI in the Dwarf Starburst Galaxy NGC?1705

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An Ionizing Ultraviolet Background Dominated by Massive Stars

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The Dust Content and Opacity of Actively Star-forming Galaxies

We present far-infrared (FIR) photometry at 150 and 205 μm of eight low-redshift starburst galaxies obtained with the Infrared Space Observatory (ISO) ISOPHOT. Five of the eight galaxies are detected