The Dust Content and Opacity of Actively Star-forming Galaxies

  title={The Dust Content and Opacity of Actively Star-forming Galaxies},
  author={Daniela Calzetti and Lee Armus and Ralph C. Bohlin and Anne L. Kinney and Janne M. Koornneef and Thaisa Storchi-Bergmann},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  pages={682 - 695}
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