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On the Nature of Red Galaxies in the Early Universe

Francis, Paul; Woodgate, Bruce E.; Danks, Anthony C.

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Increasing numbers of extremely red galaxies are being found in the high redshift universe. We present accurate near-IR photometry and NICMOS imaging for one of these galaxies, and demonstrate that it is a merging pair of early type galaxies. The merger is triggering only very moderate rates of star formation: even after many such mergers, the dominant stellar population will be old. This suggests that hierarchical formation models for elliptical galaxies can work.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1999
Type: Conference paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/147588

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