Lyman Break Analogs: Constraints on the Formation of Extreme Starbursts at Low and High Redshift

@article{Gonccalves2010LymanBA,
  title={Lyman Break Analogs: Constraints on the Formation of Extreme Starbursts at Low and High Redshift},
  author={Thiago S. Gonccalves and Roderik Overzier and Antara Basu-Zych and D. Christopher Martin},
  journal={Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union},
  year={2010},
  volume={6},
  pages={146 - 149}
}
Abstract Lyman Break Analogs (LBAs), characterized by high far-UV luminosities and surface brightnesses as detected by GALEX, are intensely star-forming galaxies in the low-redshift universe (z ~ 0.2), with star formation rates reaching up to 50 times that of the Milky Way. These objects present metallicities, morphologies and other physical properties similar to higher redshift Lyman Break Galaxies (LBGs), motivating the detailed study of LBAs as local laboratories of this high-redshift galaxy… 

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