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Author Krishna Swamy, K. S.

Title Dust in the universe : similarities and differences / K S Krishna Swamy
Published Singapore ; London : World Scientific, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 252 pages) : illustrations
Series World Scientific series in astronomy and astrophysics ; v. 7
World Scientific series in astronomy and astrophysics ; v. 7
Contents General introduction -- Laboratory studies -- Interstellar dust -- Cometary dust -- Interplanetary dust -- Circumstellar dust -- Extragalactic dust -- Epilogue
Summary The study of dust in the universe is an exciting area in current astronomy. Dust formed during an earlier epoch could be different from that formed at a later time, but the nature and composition of dust is not presently understood in its entirety. The comprehensive study presented in this book provides a much needed critical analysis of different types of dust in the universe. The information derived from presolar grains from comets, meteorites and interplanetary dust particles as well as the relevant laboratory studies are discussed. This should help in our goal of understanding the evolutio
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Cosmic dust.
Interstellar matter.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1281880787
9789812562937 (cased)
9789812567666 (electronic bk.)
9812562931 (cased)
9812567666 (electronic bk.)