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Copyright by Royal Astronomical Society. 2000MNRAS.316..885R Hyperluminous infrared galaxies M. Rowan-Robinson Accepted 2000 March 27. Received 2000 March 27; in original form 1999 September 10. ABSTRACT 39 galaxies are now known, from follow-up of faint IRAS sources and from submillimetre observations of high-redshift AGN, with far-infrared luminosities >10^13^ L_sun_. 13 of these, which have been found in 60- or 850-micron surveys, form an important unbiased subsample. 12 have been found by comparison of 60-micron surveys with quasar or radio galaxy catalogues, or from infrared surveys with colour selection biased towards AGN, while a further 14 have been found through submillimetre observations of known high-redshift AGN. In this paper I argue, on the basis of detailed modelling of the spectral energy distributions of hyperluminous galaxies with accurate radiative transfer models, and from evidence of high gas mass in several cases, that the bulk of the emission from these galaxies at rest frame wavelengths >=50 microns is caused by star formation. Even after correction for the effects of lensing, hyperluminous galaxies with emission peaking at rest frame wavelengths >= 50 microns are therefore undergoing star formation at rates >10^3^ M_sun_ yr^-1^ and are strong candidates for being primeval galaxies, in the process of a major episode of star formation. Keywords: stars: formation - galaxies: evolution - galaxies: starburst - cosmology: observations - infrared: galaxies
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