Dust in Starburst Galaxies

  title={Dust in Starburst Galaxies},
  author={Karl D. Gordon and Daniela Calzetti and Adolf N. Witt},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
To investigate the nature of starburst dust, we constructed a model of the stars and dust in starburst galaxies and applied it to 30 observed starburst spectral energy distributions (SEDs). The starburst model was constructed by combining two stellar evolutionary synthesis models with a model describing the radiative transfer of stellar photons through dust. The stellar evolutionary synthesis models were used to compute the dust-free SEDs for stellar populations with ages between 1 ? 106 and 15… 

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