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Dust production in supernovae

Dunne, Loretta, Gomez, Haley Louise, Eales, Stephen Anthony, Ivison, R. and Edmunds, Michael Geoffrey 2004. Dust production in supernovae. New Astronomy Reviews 48 (7-8) , pp. 611-614. 10.1016/j.newar.2003.12.052

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Abstract

The question `Are supernovae important sources of dust?' is a contentious one. Condensation theory and observations of dust at very high redshifts suggests that they should be, since only massive stars evolve quickly enough to produce the large quantities of dust seen at such early times in the Universe. However, observations with IRAS and ISO have only detected very small amounts of hot dust in supernova remnants, not enough to make them significant sources of dust. Here, we present new observations of two young Galactic remnants with SCUBA, and show that large quantities of dust are indeed produced by supernovae.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Uncontrolled Keywords: Supernovae; Galaxies; Dust formation; Sub-millimetre
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 1387-6473
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2019 21:19
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/45715

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