Ultraluminous Infrared Galaxies

@article{Lonsdale2006UltraluminousIG,
  title={Ultraluminous Infrared Galaxies},
  author={C. Lonsdale and D. H. Smith},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics},
  year={2006},
  pages={285-336}
}
  • C. Lonsdale, D. H. Smith
  • Published 2006
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Astrophysics
  • Ever since their discovery in the 1970’s, UltraLuminous InfraRed Galaxies (ULIRGs; classically L ir > 1012 L ⊙) have fascinated astronomers with their immense luminosities, and frustrated them due to their singularly opaque nature, almost in equal measure. Over the last decade, however, comprehensive observations from the X-ray through to the radio have produced a consensus picture of local ULIRGs, showing that they are mergers between gas rich galaxies, where the interaction triggers some… CONTINUE READING
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