The origin and optical depth of ionizing radiation in the "green pea" galaxies

@article{Jaskot2013TheOA,
  title={The origin and optical depth of ionizing radiation in the "green pea" galaxies},
  author={Anne E. Jaskot and M. S. Oey},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={766},
  pages={91}
}
Although Lyman-continuum (LyC) radiation from star-forming galaxies likely drove the reionization of the universe, observations of star-forming galaxies at low redshift generally indicate low LyC escape fractions. However, the extreme [O III]/[O II] ratios of the z = 0.1-0.3 Green Pea galaxies may be due to high escape fractions of ionizing radiation. To analyze the LyC optical depths and ionizing sources of these rare, compact starbursts, we compare nebular photoionization and stellar… 
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