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Metals in the Neutral Interstellar Medium of Starburst Galaxies

Metals in the Neutral Interstellar Medium of Starburst Galaxies

Publication date: 13 May 2005

Authors: Aloisi, A., et al.

Journal: Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Volume: 329
Page: P2
Year: 2005

Thanks to their proximity, local starbursts are perfectly suited for high-resolution and sensitivity multiwavelength observations aimed to test our ideas about star formation, evolution of massive stars, physics and chemical evolution of the interstellar medium (ISM). High-resolution UV spectroscopy with FUSE and STIS has recently given the possibility to characterize in great detail the neutral ISM in local starbursts thanks to the presence in this spectral range of many absorption lines from ions of the most common heavy elements. Here we present the results for two nearby starburst galaxies, I Zw 18 and NGC 1705, and show how these results relate to the star-formation (SF) history and evolutionary state of these stellar systems.

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