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Near-Infrared Imaging of Ultraluminous IRAS Galaxies

Surace, J. and Armus, L. and Graham, J. and Matthews, K. and Mazzarella, J. and Neugebauer, G. and Soifer, B. T. (1994) Near-Infrared Imaging of Ultraluminous IRAS Galaxies. In: Infrared Astronomy with Arrays: The Next Generation. Astrophysics and Space Science Library. No.190. Springer , Dordrecht, pp. 157-158. ISBN 978-94-010-4466-0.

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IRAS discovered a class of objects which emit most of their radiation at infrared wavelengths and which possess bolometric luminosities comparable to those of classical quasars. Due to their extreme power, and the fact that (1) they are nearly always in the late stages of a galactic merger, and (2) they have a space density in the local universe comparable to that of optically selected quasars (Soifer et al. 1986), it has been suggested that the ultraluminous infrared galaxies represent an early, dusty stage in the evolution of an interacting pair of gas rich spiral galaxies into an optically identifiable QSO (Sanders et al. 1988).

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