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Paper: Determining the Physical Nature of the Damped LY alpha Systems by Investigating their Kinematic Characteristics
Volume: 156, Highly Redshifted Radio Lines
Page: 140
Authors: Prochaska, J. X.
Abstract: We report on our recent analysis on the physical nature of the damped Ly alpha systems. By comparing the observed kinematic properties of the damped systems with those predicted by a number of physical models, we have helped discriminate among competing theories of galaxy formation. In the following, we present new observations, summarize our techniques, and discuss and criticize the two leading models for the damped Ly alpha systems. In addition, we present high resolution radio and optical observations of a single damped Ly alpha system.
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