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Paper: Starburst Superwinds in the Ultraviolet: New Results from FUSE and GALEX
Volume: 331, Extra-Planar Gas
Page: 321
Authors: Hoopes, C.G.
Abstract: Ultraviolet space telescopes are providing new insights into the physics of starburst-driven superwinds. The Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) provides access to the O VI doublet at 1031.926, 1037.617 Å, which is a powerful probe of coronal phase (log T = 5.5) gas. This gas may dominate the cooling in starburst outflows, making it an important factor in their dynamical evolution. The recently-launched Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) has begun to image nearby starbursts in the near- and far-ultraviolet. These images reveal networks of ultraviolet filaments in superwinds, which may indicate that winds can eject dust into the intergalactic medium. I discuss the results of several recent FUSE and GALEX investigations and their implications for the properties of starburst superwinds.
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