Invited Talk, Starbursts - From 30 Doradus to
Lyman-Break Galaxies, ed. R. de Grijs & R. M. Gonzalez Delgado
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Abstract. Recent observational and theoretical results on starburst galaxies related to the wavelength regime below 1200 Å are discussed. The review covers stars, dust, as well as hot and cold gas. This wavelength region follows trends similar to those seen at longer wavelengths, with several notable exceptions. Even the youngest stellar populations show a turn-over in their spectral energy distributions, and line-blanketing is much more pronounced. Furthermore, the O VI line allows one to probe gas at higher temperatures than possible with lines at longer wavelengths. Molecular hydrogen lines (if detected) provide a glimpse of the cold phase. I cover the crucial wavelength regime below 912 Å and the implications of recent attempts to detect the escaping ionizing radiation.
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