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high redshift galaxies

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Probing high redshifts with gamma-ray bursts

Gamma-ray bursts are the most energetic explosions in the Universe. Today, we discuss how to use one GRB as a beacon to study the properties of a high redshift galaxy, the composition of the gas in the intergalactic medium at high redshift and the formation of dust in the Universe.

Digging up “red nuggets” in local elliptical galaxies

Huang et al. dig up evidence that distant “red nugget” galaxies grew into the massive ellipticals we see today by consuming smaller, gas-poor galaxies.

Tracking the Chemical Evolution of Galaxies Over the Last 11 Billion Years

In this article, the authors measure the stellar mass-metallicity relation for star forming galaxies ranging to z~2.3. They find that mass-metallicity relationship for these galaxies evolves with time and also that it flattens at late times.

ALMA’s look at a distant galaxy reveals similarities to nearby galaxies

This paper presents ALMA observations of the first ever measurement of both ionized nitrogen and carbon for the galaxy “LESS J0332″, which is determined to be at a redshift of 4.76 and have a metallicity similar to that of our sun. This suggests that the galaxy at a much earlier time in the universe had already evolved quite a bit.

Runaway Stars in High-Redshift Galaxies: A Solution to the Reionization Problem?

Can the ionizing radiation from massive run-away stars be a leading source of reionization in the early universe?