The Space Density and Colors of Massive Galaxies at 2 < Z < 3: the Predominance of Distant Red Galaxies

Abstract

Using the deep multi-wavelength MUSYC, GOODS, and FIRES surveys we construct a stellar mass-limited sample of galaxies at 2 < z < 3. The sample comprises 294 galaxies with M > 1011 M⊙ distributed over four independent fields with a total area of almost 400 arcmin2. The mean number density of massive galaxies in this redshift range ρ(M > 1011 M⊙) = (2.2±0.6… (More)

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