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Galaxies Unveiled: Rest-frame UV Clumps at 0.5 < z < 1.5

  • Emmaris Soto (a1) (a2), Duilia F. de Mello (a1) (a2), Marc A. Rafelski (a2), Jonathan P. Gardner (a2) and Anton M. Koekemoer (a3)...

Studies of high redshift galaxies reveal compact sub-galactic regions of star formation, known as ‘clumps’. These ‘clumpy’ galaxies are useful for the study of galactic outskirts by enabling us to examine the radial progression of clumps over large time scales. We use the first deep high resolution NUV image from the Hubble Space Telescope covering intermediate redshifts to explore the implications this radial progression may have on galaxy evolution. From the analysis of 209 clumpy galaxies, we find that higher redshift clumps dominate the outer regions of galactic outskirts. This indicates that clumps may be migrating from the outskirts inward toward their galactic centers.

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Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union
  • ISSN: 1743-9213
  • EISSN: 1743-9221
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