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2000ApJ...532L..13T - Astrophys. J., 532, L13-L16 (2000/March-3)

Superwind model of extended lyα emitters at high redshift.


Abstract (from CDS):

We propose a new model for the extended Lyα blobs found recently at high redshift (z∼3). The observational properties of these blobs are as follows: (1) the observed Lyα luminosities are ∼1043 h–2 ergs.s–1, (2) they appear elongated morphologically, (3) their sizes amount to ∼100 kpc, (4) the observed line widths amount to ∼1000 km.s–1, and (5) they are not associated with strong radio continuum sources. All these observational properties seem to be explained in terms of galactic winds driven by successive supernova explosions shortly after the initial burst of massive star formation in the galactic centers. The observed number density of Lyα blobs (∼3.4x10–5 h3 Mpc–3) may be explained if their present-day counterparts are elliptical galaxies with a luminosity above ∼1L*.

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Journal keyword(s): Galaxies: Evolution - Galaxies: Formation - Galaxies: Starburst - Stars: Formation

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