Large-Scale Star Formation-Driven Outflows at 1<z<2 in the 3D-HST Survey

Дата и время публикации : 2012-07-30T20:00:04Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
Britt F. Lundgren
Gabriel Brammer
Pieter van Dokkum
Rachel Bezanson
Marijn Franx
Mattia Fumagalli
Ivelina Momcheva
Erica Nelson
Rosalind E. Skelton
David Wake
Katherine Whitaker
Elizabete da Cunha
Dawn K. Erb
Xiaohui Fan
Mariska Kriek
Ivo Labbe
Danilo Marchesini
Shannon Patel
Hans Walter Rix
Kasper Schmidt
Arjen van der Wel

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Коментарии к cтатье: 13 pages, 5 figures, Submitted to ApJ
Первичная категория: astro-ph.CO

Все категории : astro-ph.CO

Краткий обзор статьи: We present evidence of large-scale outflows from three low-mass (log(M/M_sun)~9.75) star-forming (SFR >4 M_sun/yr) galaxies observed at z=1.24, z=1.35 and z=1.75 in the 3D-HST Survey. Each of these galaxies is located within a projected physical distance of 60 kpc around the sight line to the quasar SDSS J123622.93+621526.6, which exhibits well-separated strong (W_r>0.8A) Mg II absorption systems matching precisely to the redshifts of the three galaxies. We derive the star formation surface densities from the H-alpha emission in the WFC3 G141 grism observations for the galaxies and find that in each case the star formation surface density well-exceeds 0.1 M_sun/yr/kpc^2, the typical threshold for starburst galaxies in the local Universe. From a small but complete parallel census of the 0.65<z<2.6 galaxies with H_140<24 proximate to the quasar sight line, we detect Mg II absorption associated with galaxies extending to physical distances of 130 kpc. We determine that the W_r>0.8A Mg II covering fraction of star-forming galaxies at 1<z<2 may be as large as unity on scales extending to at least 60 kpc, providing early constraints on the typical extent of starburst-driven winds around galaxies at this redshift. Our observations additionally suggest that the azimuthal distribution of W_r>0.4A Mg II absorbing gas around star-forming galaxies may evolve from z~2 to the present, consistent with recent observations of an increasing collimation of star formation-driven outflows with time from z~3.

Category: Physics