Luminous infrared galaxies with the submillimeter array: Probing the extremes of star formation

C. D. Wilson, G. R. Petitpas, D. Iono, A. Peck, M. Krips, B. E. Warren, A. J. Baker, M. S. Yun, Y. Pihlstrom, C. Mihos, S. Matsushita, M. Juvela, P. T.P. Ho, T. J. Cox, L. Armus

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Abstract

Luminous and Ultraluminous infrared galaxies (ULIRGs) contain the most intense regions of star formation in the local universe. Because molecular gas is the fuel for current and future star formation, the physical properties and distribution of the warm, dense molecular gas are key components for understanding the processes and timescales controlling star formation in these merger and merger remnant galaxies. We present new results from a legacy project on the Submillimeter Array which is producing high resolution images of a representative sample of galaxies with log∈L FIR >11.4 and D<200 Mpc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-302
Number of pages6
JournalAstrophysics and Space Science
Volume313
Issue number1-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

Keywords

  • Galaxies: ISM
  • Galaxies: individual (Mrk231, Mrk273, UGC5101, IRAS10565+2448)
  • Galaxies: infrared

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