WATER FORMATION DURING THE EPOCH OF FIRST METAL ENRICHMENT

Shmuel Bialy, Amiel Sternberg, Abraham Loeb

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Abstract

We demonstrate that high abundances of water vapor could have existed in extremely low metallicity (10-3 solar) partially shielded gas during the epoch of first metal enrichment of the interstellar medium of galaxies at high redshifts.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberL29
JournalAstrophysical Journal Letters
Volume804
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 10 May 2015

Keywords

  • ISM: molecules
  • early universe
  • galaxies: ISM
  • galaxies: abundances

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