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Paper: The Evolution of Intermediate-Redshift Luminous Compact Blue Galaxies
Volume: 396, Formation and Evolution of Galaxy Disks
Page: 425
Authors: Hoyos, C.; Díaz, Á.I.
Abstract: In recent years, there has been a debate on the nature and evolution of the vast population of faint field galaxies found in deep images of the sky. The bluest, highest surface brightness galaxies of this population are known as luminous compact blue galaxies (LCBGs). Two possible evolutionary paths have been suggested for LCBGs. One alternative is that LCBGs are the protobulges of today’s massive spirals. The other path proposes that LCBGs are the progenitors of today’s population of spheroidal and dwarf elliptical systems. This contribution presents a glimpse of the evidence that has led to considerer one of these two different scenarios.
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