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Galactic Winds

Authors
  • Veilleux, S.
  • Cecil, G.
  • Bland-Hawthorn, J.
Type
Published Article
Publication Date
Jul 19, 2005
Submission Date
Apr 20, 2005
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1146/annurev.astro.43.072103.150610
arXiv ID: astro-ph/0504435
Source
arXiv
License
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Abstract

Galactic winds are the primary mechanism by which energy and metals are recycled in galaxies and are deposited into the intergalactic medium. New observations are revealing the ubiquity of this process, particularly at high redshift. We describe the physics behind these winds, discuss the observational evidence for them in nearby star-forming and active galaxies and in the high-redshift universe, and consider the implications of energetic winds for the formation and evolution of galaxies and the intergalactic medium. To inspire future research, we conclude with a set of observational and theoretical challenges.

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