AAS 203rd Meeting, January 2004
Session 90 Galaxy Evolution with HST, CXO and SIRTF
Poster, Wednesday, January 7, 2004, 9:20am-6:30pm, Grand Hall

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[90.07] Probing the Redshift Desert with GOODS

C. Kretchmer (Johns Hopkins University), M. Dickinson, L. Moustakas, B. Mobasher, T. Dahlen (STScI), GOODS Team

A crucial step in understanding the evolution and development of present day galaxies is to study the redshift desert and map how the population has changed from the Lyman Break/SCUBA era to the epoch dominated by the Hubble sequence. Using deep near-infrared and optical observations of the CDF-S from the Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey (GOODS), we select a sample of luminous, high redshift galaxies to study the morphology and evolution of the Hubble sequence during the time where 35 to 70 percent of the present-day stellar mass in galaxies formed. By limiting the sample to the most optically luminous galaxies we aim to trace the evolution of the most massive galaxies which are likely precursors to present-day ellipticals and spirals.

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